Dutch Film Crew Visit Townley

A Dutch film crew came to the Computing Department at Townley last week to produce footage for a forthcoming documentary titled ‘Backlight’.  

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‘Backlight’, a popular show in the Netherlands, is running a series on ‘The World of Tomorrow’ and as part of it they are analysing the Computing curriculum in the UK, compared to the current Dutch system. 

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The Director, Hans Busstra and the other members of the production company were based in the Townley Computing Department for the day; they spent the morning filming a session that comprised of Townley Computing staff and students and teachers from Upton Primary School, who were visiting as part of the Digital Schoolhouse Programme that Townley is a part of. The Digital Schoolhouse London Programme is an initiative that aims to develop a new generation of Computing teachers to teach the new Computing curriculum.


This was followed in the afternoon by the filming of day to day Computing lessons at the school with Computing teacher Mr Poole and Year 12 students.

Mrs Comer, Computing Teacher and the Digital Schoolhouse Co-ordinator for Townley said:

"I am delighted that Townley has been selected as a feature school for this Dutch documentary. We have an outstanding Computing Department at Townley with dedicated and passionate staff that extends beyond teaching our own students into the wider school community. I'm absolutely thrilled that the good work of the department and our students is to be recognised in this way."


We’ll bring you more details about the programme once available, but in the meantime  further details about ‘Backlight’ can be found at:


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