This year for Science and Engineering Week we’ve been inspired by the theme of ‘Inventions and Discoveries’, and have teamed it up with ‘Waste Week’ (11-17 March) to show you the fantastic animation CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS. The film includes themes of whacky inventions, scientific processes and testing (or, in this case, lack of!), weather systems and of course, food and food waste.
Flint is a young inventor who tends to cause havoc with his crazy creations. When the island where he lives closes its sardine-canning factory, he hopes a device that turns water into food can save his neighbours from a constant diet of smelly fish. Any type of food can be programmed into Flint’s incredible machine and dropped from the sky - leading to ice-cream snow drifts and school-crushing pancakes! But is it all as fun as it seems?
There will be an interactive Science and Cineliteracy workshop to introduce the film.
We believe that film and cinema have an increasingly important role to play within the National Curriculum, aiding pupils’ learning and development throughout their formal education.
Our London-based education team work closely with teachers and Local Education Authorities to deliver a year-round, diverse programme of screenings, talks and workshops, all carefully designed to complement the National Curriculum at different levels and develop young people’s cineliteracy skills.