Lit Film Fest Reading Rocks Book Review Project

LitFilmFest and Liverpool Learning Partnership are inviting you to be part of an exciting project that aims to bring Liverpool schools together to create their own book reviews and share reading recommendations.

You’ll not only be engaging your pupils with digital literacy but also immersing them in the text of your chosen book, exploring storylines, comprehension and opinions.

Schools will be given access to the LitFilmFest Reading Rocks Reviews resources (described below), will complete the unit of work as part of their normal literacy lessons, and then will send a group of pupil/staff ambassadors for Digital Leader training where they will be taught how to film and edit a video book review.  They then will return to school ready to train their peers and create their own videos.  The finished films will be uploaded to the Liverpool LitFilmFest playlist.  Schools will also be invited to attend a shared film festival hosted by Liverpool Learning Partnership, where they will be able to share their book reviews with other schools.

Reading Rocks Reviews

In partnership with ​Reading Rocks​, this 5 lesson project will help students write, video and share their own book reviews, with the help of interviews with well-known authors including ​Michael Rosen, Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and David Almond​. Here are some ​early videos​ to see what your students could make! Download a project overview for KS3/4 here.

  • High quality NC-linked lesson plans included
  • IWB customisable slides
  • Printable lesson and display resources
  • Engaging video content


Digital Leader Training

Dominic Traynor from Adobe Education will be leading digital leader training for schools that get involved in this project. The aim is to equip pupils with the skills to bring their written work to life through images and video. They will learn how to present their writing to an audience, how to edit media together as well as how to share their digital end product with their community and the wider world. We will also work on how they can act as digital leaders and share their digital skills with the rest of their school.

We are currently looking for secondary schools who would be interested in taking part in the project and willing to host digital leader sessions for themselves and the primary schools in their area for either the Autumn (late November) or Spring term.  Once we have identified the venues for the digital leader sessions, we will then get the information out to colleagues in primary schools.

This is an exciting opportunity to engage your pupils with reading for pleasure and to encourage writing and communication skills.

To express an interest in this project or to find out more, please contact Jenny at jenny@liverpoollearningpartnership or on (0151) 724 4006.  Please note that your contact details will also be passed to LitFilmFest.