CHILDREN at a North Yorkshire primary school are looking forward to making their own films following a donation by a housing developer.

Mulberry Homes Yorkshire has presented three mini iPads to Sowerby Community Primary School, near Thirsk.

The devices will help the children produce films and animations. This will include a project on careers within the building industry, which will see children interviewing different people working at Mulberry Homes Yorkshire’s nearby development – known as The Oaks - at Sowerby Gateway.

Keeley Ungerechts, Head Teacher at Sowerby Community Primary School, said: “Children now use tablets at home from a very early age so we have been introducing them in the classroom.

“This is a fantastic donation from Mulberry Homes Yorkshire and one which will make a positive difference to the IT provision in the school.

“We are starting a film club at the school and having the iPad will enable the children to make and edit their own films and animations.

“We have also been talking to the children about possible future careers and the Mulberry development is a good example of the different jobs they may have in the future, from architects, surveyors and planners to bricklayers, electricians and joiners.

“One of the first projects they will be undertaking with the iPads is to visit the site and interview people about their roles, prior to making a film about the housebuilding

David Meacham, Sales and Marketing Manager with Mulberry Homes Yorkshire, said: “We are pleased to have been able to provide the children with the iPads and we look forward to seeing the films they make with them.

“Hopefully it will introduce them to the different roles involved in building houses and who knows when they leave school they may even want my job!”