Some of our students were treated to a showing of Kenneth Brannagh’s star-studded ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ as part of The Into Film Festival, a nationwide celebration of film and education. For many of the students, the new film, shown at the Manchester Printworks, was an introduction to Agatha Christie’s legendary hero detective, Hercule Poirot.
‘The students loved the film – some were particularly proud of their powers of deduction prior to Poirot’s exposition’ says visit leader and English tutor Janine Swarbrick. ‘The whole day was about enjoyment and shared experience. It’s important to get away from the confines of the classroom sometimes, and this was a great opportunity to see a brilliant re-working of a classic.’ After the film, the students could enjoy the delights of the city’s Christmas markets and shopping – a little bit of rest and relaxation before mock exams begin!