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A tribute to Anthony Minghella

posted 28 Mar 2018, 01:38 by N Nelson   [ updated 15 Apr 2018, 23:23 ]

Since January, and in their own time, Abi Cornford, April Egan, Becca Whitting, Darcie Bonner and Evie Clarke have been working with a short play of Anthony Minghells's called 'Days like These,' which portrays the isolation that many of the elderly in our community feel. 

They've edited the script to make it work for their purposes, as well as designing and painting images to match the script. They've filmed and edited it, as well as setting it to music. The link to the YouTube video is here:

During the last week of term Miss Saunders delivered an assembly to the whole school about Anthony Minghella and his legacy. Students watched his Oscar acceptance speech which he closes by saying 'this is a great day for the Isle of Wight'. Students then watched a trailer for his film Truly, Madly, Deeply and the video made by the girls. 

We wanted our students to know that such an impressive, creative talent grew up on the Isle of Wight and that his early years - in many ways - were very similar to theirs. He should be a source of great inspiration for all students on the island and hopefully his legacy will encourage our students to use their many talents, and to dream a bit bigger.

The girls received a lovely message from Edana Minghella, Anthony’s sister who said ‘This is amazing. Thank you so much. Very touched indeed and thank you for keeping Anthony’s memory so vividly and creatively alive’