We are delighted to be working with Into Film on two events for the Hay Festival Schools Programme later this month. The events take place on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 May and include an introduction to age ratings, plus a feature film screening, followed by a Q&A session where we explain the classification issues in the film.

On Thursday 22 May our Head of Education, Lucy Brett, will introduce The Secret Of Kells (PG), an animated adventure about Vikings attacking a small town and a young boy who must try and save an ancient book. The session is for KS2 pupils and offers the chance to think about animation, scary or violent scenes, films aimed at young children and how PG and U films are rated.

On Friday 23 May Lucy will introduce the powerful First World War story Private Peaceful (12A) for KS3 and KS4. The film, which is based on a book by Michael Morpurgo, also the author of War Horse, looks at the way soldiers believed to be 'cowards' were treated. After a background to the age rating system there will be a chance to talk about how difficult themes are sometimes classified at 12A and the way BBFC Examiners use the Classification Guidelines to make those decisions.

For more information about our events at Hay, and other events at the festival, download their brochure. For more information about Into Film and their education work for schools visit their website.