Durham Road School
To really show that Durham Road School believes in nurturing every child’s potential, we invited the students to help in every aspect of the film's production. From directing, to sound recording, to camera work, grip, sound, and art department, the kids were thrilled to get involved and show what they could do.
During a walk around the school, we noticed children playing with the many musical instruments that decorate the playgrounds. With the help of Andrew Wright from Forest Studio, the children created an amazing score that really shows how much potential they have to offer. The score was based on a melody played by one student, Ava, on a playground piano, and it comes to life with other students' percussion and singing.
The result is a Spirit Film that not only explains Durham Road School's values and requirements for current and incoming staff, it shows how important this school is for disabled children and their families, while proving that the students really can do more than we often give them credit for.
One of the most amazing jobs I have ever had the pleasure to be a part of. Spending time at the school with the kids, teachers & parents gave me an insight that I could never have obtained from the confines of my studio. The array of musical instruments on the grounds of the school, combined with the talented children and a fantastic team to work with ignited a cascade of sounds to be recorded and then used to inspire and lay a foundation for the composition.
Due to privacy restrictions, please view the film at this link with the password provided via entry email: