School Life

An observational documentary that follows the year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland, SCHOOL LIFE explores a truly unique learning environment.

Headfort School, housed in an 18th century Hogwarts-like estate, embraces tradition and modernity, and this is John and Amanda Leyden's life. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For Amanda the key to connecting with children is the book and she uses all means to engage the minds of her young charges with literature.

For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds but now the unthinkable looms: they must start making preparations for their retirement. Who will take up the mantle of Headfort’s ancient yet ultra-modern model of education? And what will keep them engaged in life if they leave?
Monday, 18th December
Tuesday, 19th December
Wednesday, 20th December

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 103
Language
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