Creative Literacy on Screen: an English and PSHE event for KS2

A mini festival of short films designed to engage pupils in discussion around some challenging themes and enable exploration of character, story and emotions.

Poles Apart (2017)

10:30am to 12:30pm, 20 February 2024, BFI Southbank

This event provides an opportunity for pupils to share their thoughts and discuss the themes brought up in a mini festival of short films, including some newer animations and material from the BFI Archive. The films have been specially chosen for their inclusivity and the wide-range of SMSC areas that they explore.

For example, we will be watching:

  • Poles Apart (2017) – the story of two bears who have to overcome their differences in order to survive
  • The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim (2018) – a heart-warming tale about a penguin proving that disability should never be a barrier
  • G-AAAH (2016) – a unique animation on a typewriter depicting Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930

Booking information 

  • £6 per student. Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students – otherwise student rate applies. 
  • To book call 020 7815 1329 and pay using a credit/debit card or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details.
  • Schools which have over 20% of students receiving free school meals should ask about a discount when booking.
  • Please book by 12pm the day before the event.
  • We cannot reserve seats, send invoices or accept BACS payments.
  • For any queries, please email