Actor says book adaptations on the big screen can inspire pupils to read

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Great Expectations and War Horse actor Jeremy Irvine has paid a visit to a London school to help launch a new resource aimed at encouraging pupils to read.

Great Expectations and War Horse actor Jeremy Irvine has paid a visit to a London school to help launch a new resource aimed at encouraging pupils to read.

The visit to Dunraven School in south London took place as part of a national literacy campaign by charity FILMCLUB. 

Its new resource focuses on the range of films which have been adapted from books and offers activities and review writing competitions, all aimed at encouraging the pupils to read the original texts for themselves.

Mr Irvine, 21, spoke with around 60 students about his career to date and he also discussed the links between films and books, given his role in two recent big screen adaptations.

He explained: “I was always encouraged to read as a kid and when reading you are imagining the story. When you see a film you are seeing someone else’s interpretation of it and hopefully you can take something from that as well.”

For more details on the charity’s work, visit www.filmclub.org

CAPTION: Book talk: Actor Jeremy Irvine talks to pupils about links between films and books in a bid to get them reading

 


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