Friday 5 July 2013
Local children from West Wycombe Combined School have made a film to tell the story of West Wycombe Hill and Common - Past, Present and Future.
The film was shown to families after school on Monday 15 July. It discusses how use of West Wycombe Hill has changed over the centuries to meet the needs of local people.
The film was shot on location at West Wycombe Hill and the 8 year olds dressed up in costume to re-enact dramatic events from the past. They also interviewed local experts and put forward their suggestions for potential future uses of the common.
"Making this documentary has been really special and great fun" said class teacher Sally Farrell. "I'm sure it's something Class 4 will never forget. Our Oscar's ceremony is the culmination of a lot of hard work and a great way to end the school year."
The children made the film with the help of local professional film makers Turtle Canyon Media and Alistair Will of Outdoor Culture. Funding for the film came from the Chilterns Commons Project which is run by the Chilterns Conservation Board.