Movie Making this October Half Term
Lights… Camera… Action! Join in with the movie making fun at Sparks October half term camps.
Take part in an action-packed movie making workshop, where you can learn new skills and produce your own original movie production.
Sparks October Half Term Camps offer fun, creativity and the chance to work on a movie project to be proud of. Young movie makers develop their talents and skills, from both behind and in front of the camera. Each October half term camp is a unique, creative experience full of fun and imagination.
October Half Term Camps:
Studio 1: Ages 5-7
Ready to launch in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1!
Join the Studio 1 movie making crew during this October half term camp. Make an incredible space adventure movie, all the way to the moon and back!
In this fun movie making workshop, children will voyage off to space using lots of camera skills, arts and crafts, drama and plenty of imagination.
Crew members develop their skills and talents, behind and in front of the camera. They step into all the crew roles, from director, to camera operator and production crew, as well as taking on all the starring roles as they make their own unique movie across three action-packed days.
Studios 2 & 3: Ages 7-9 / 9-11
Join this October half term camp to make an epic, intergalactic space-themed movie!
Create your own alien characters using a range of special effects. Invent alien technologies and communicate with extra terrestrial life forms. Travel through space using hyperdrive. Save the day by taking on the forces of evil!
This fun movie making workshop offers young movie makers the chance to learn how to put together their own movie production, just like on a real film set. They develop their skills and talents, behind and in front of the camera. They step into all the crew roles, from director, to camera operator and production crew, as well as taking on all the starring roles as they make their own unique movie across three action-packed days.
Studio 4: Ages 11-14
In this October half term camp, make a half term horror movie.
Take part in an action-packed filmmaking workshop. Learn new skills in film production and produce your own unique movie. Explore horror movie making techniques including jump scares, building suspense and scoring your project, not to mention how to create impressive sci-fi horror special effects.
Taking part offers the chance to learn how to put together a real production, just like on a real film set. Crew members develop their skills and talents, behind and in front of the camera. Step into all the crew roles, from director, to camera operator and production crew, as well as starring on screen too.
October Half Term Camps: What Happens?
In our October half term camps, young movie makers take part in an action-packed workshop, where they learn all about movie making.
They express their ideas and devise their own stories and scripts, before directing, shooting and crewing each of their scenes. For everyone who wants to act, they can star in the movie too.
Everyone taking part takes away lots of new experiences, as well as developing new skills. The movie makers love taking ownership over their production and working together as a crew to shape it into something special and unique.
At the end of the workshop, the crews proudly share their work with you.
“My son rated his day 10 million out of 10!”
Helen Eastman, parent
All the movie workshop activities are hands-on and practical, with plenty of equipment for each crew.
Our team of specialist instructors help the crews to think creatively, develop their skills and to produce their own movie from scratch.
There is plenty of opportunity for everyone to contribute towards the different production areas (e.g. scriptwriting, acting, or editing) and grow their skills. Everyone who wants to act can star in front of the camera, as well as taking part behind the scenes.
We welcome along any level of experience. Our team are all highly experienced and ensure everyone is working at the right level.
Exceptional Learning Environments
Our October half term camps provide a fantastic creative learning experience, with plenty of personalised attention and support.
Small Class Sizes…
Our class size is just 12 filmmakers per Studio, which means everyone has plenty of opportunity to contribute and experience all the crew roles. Everyone receives plenty of personalised attention and we’re able to get to know each of the movie makers well.
All our team are all well-qualified, experienced professionals from a mix of film/TV and arts/media education backgrounds.
Everyone we work with is passionate, highly skilled and enjoys sharing their love for filmmaking with children and young people.
Everyone is DBS checked and receives specific training in Safeguarding, as well as in how to deliver the unique Sparks programme. We’re also Ofsted registered, with qualified First Aiders on site at all times.
High Staff Ratios…
Our typical ratio is 1: 8, although in practice it is often higher. With younger children, our ratio is usually 1: 6.
October Half Term Camps: Dates & Availability
Dates and times differ for each Sparks film school, please use the Camp Finder for details of availability near you.
Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend booking ASAP to be sure of your spot. Small class sizes mean that some studios can fill quickly.
How to Register for October Half Term Camps
To join the Sparks October Half Term Camp crews, please click on the link below.
You’ll be able to find October Half Term Camps taking place near you and then register online.
To book using Childcare Vouchers, please see the information below.
Booking October Half Term Camps with Childcare Vouchers
We’re happy to accept bookings using Childcare Vouchers.
How to Book Using Childcare Vouchers:
To book for October Half Term Camps using Childcare Vouchers, please contact your local Sparks office.