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Cambridgeshire pupils storm to success with zombie school movie

'Zombie School - A Survival Guide wowed the judges at the Youth Film Festival. Photo: Sawston Village College

Students from a school in Cambridgeshire are celebrating after winning two national awards at the Youth Film Festival.

The Sawston Village College filmmakers club have made a zombie movie starring not only themselves, but also teachers and their principal!

The College wowed the judges at the Youth Film Festival awards show in London, with the Cambridgeshire youngsters leaving with not only the best short film award in the 11 to 15-year-old category for their zombie effort, but also a LOL award for another short animation movie.

College Principal Jonathan Culpin also got in on the action. Credit: Sawston Village College

Not one to be left out, College Principal Jonathan Culpin also got in on the action, and he admitted that his pupils had presented him with an offer he couldn't refuse.

"It's a great bit of fun really to join in with the pupils for this fantastic project, and they asked me, and I couldn't possibly turn it down."

– Principal Jonathan Culpin, Sawston Village College

The film, entitled 'Zombie School - A Survival Guide', stemmed from the college's after school filmmakers club and tells the tale of pupils trying to survive in the school which has been inhabited by both humans and zombies after the outbreak of a deadly virus.

Pupils at Sawston Village College had to survive in a school inhabited by both humans and zombies. Credit: Sawston Village College

With a double success already in the bag, who would bet against this talented group of youngsters going onto even bigger and better things in the future.