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New film celebrates history of Wirral school
A NEW film released this week is a fascinating history lesson of one of Wirral's most famous schools.
As part of its 80th birthday commemorations, the documentary was made to celebrate a pivotal decade in the life of St. Anselm's College, Birkenhead.
How About That? is, according to its creator, 'a film which tells it as it was.'
The result is a warm and truthful account of past times told through interviews and contemporary footage.
The 53-minute documentary, was produced and directed by Hertfordshire-based film-maker and broadcaster Peter Clare, who was a student at the school in the 1960s.
He told The Globe: "When I realised that St. Anselm's was due to hit 80, I offered my services to the school, as I felt I owed it so much.
"It was a joy to meet again some of those teachers who had greatly influenced me."
Simon Duggan, headmaster since 2002, says: "The Christian Brothers were a major presence on Merseyside in those days and Peter's film gets to the heart of what it meant to teach or study in one of their schools."
St. Anselm's regularly cited as 'outstanding' in its Ofsted Reports, will use the proceeds of the film to support the purchase and refurbishment of its new Sixth Form block - 'Outwood' .
Featured in the documentary, narrated by the BBC's Robert Hall, are Australian ex-teacher turned Mann-Booker novelist David Malouf, and broadcaster and author, Anselmian Peter Stanford.
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