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The Bell Rings

The Bell Rings

Is this the worst school in the world? Are these the most out-of-control pupils in the universe?

The making of ...

'The Bell Rings' was a result of intensive summer school masterclasses. For two weeks, tutors together with the students thought about a drama that they could put together in just four days to be shown on the BBC Big Screen.

(Take a look at pictures from 'The Bell Rings' film premiere on the BBC Big Screen in the city centre.)

Young people from Evolve Youth Forum came up with the initial idea in the first week and developed it during drama sessions.

From script to screen ...

The tutors, production crew and young students, worked through the idea in the brainstorming sessions. In these sessions the script ideas and style of the film were discussed and decided upon. Cast members were selected from the group by the BBC director then the idea was filmed in four days.

The story ...

The Bell Rings is set in a school featuring a detention class and the consequences of the students actions within that class.

Natalie and Andre - The film is about a wild dream of a typical school classroom setting and detention with a teacher we didn't like...

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The Bell Rings

From Joker to King - all may not be as it seems in this tale of detention, aggression, packing tape and swivel chairs.

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The Bell Rings soundtrack

Listen to the original soundtrack for The Bell Rings produced by members of The House project summer workshop.

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The Bell Rings

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'The Bell Rings' - In pictures

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The Bell Rings was conceived, written and developed by BEAT and Evolve Youth Forum members.

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The film made it's debut on the BBC Birmingham 'Big Screen' in Chamberlain Square.

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