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Foodie film stars village children
IT was lights, camera and action in a New Forest community, as children and residents starred in a new film about local food that has just been released.
Andrea Finn fronted a campaign that raised £350,000 over five years to rescue Woodgreen Village Shop and build a new, larger shop on Hale Road.
When it was complete she also won funds from the Big Lottery Local Food Grant to make a motivational film for teachers to run alongside the Local Food and Sustainability resource folder.
Children from Breamore, Hale and Morgan’s Vale and Woodfalls primary schools star in the film alongside resident Georgie Mortimer, who takes the youngsters foraging, Gillian Bathe, who makes bread and Sarah Waters who teaches felt making.
Mrs Finn said: “I have always been interested in local food, art and because I used to be a teacher I think it is vital to spread information.
“The film is an end product of all the workshops that we have run over the last year. It will be given to 70 schools with our resource folder.
“The film has been filmed and produced by Bill Shetley, and he and I worked hard together to produce the film.
“We were so lucky to have him. It has been hard work, but it was worth it.
“It was a great experience and good results and we achieved what we could with the money and the time that we have had.”
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