Movie Time at CMR National Public School
People say that in order to evolve intellectually, you need to read books. Sure, the books play a crucial role in education. The readings allow us to learn more about the world around in more detail and from different angles, forming our individuality. However, books are not the only source of brain food. Movies are not less instructive and also play a role in our educational formation.
At CMRNPS we do recognise the positive impact certain categories of movies can have on our children and so we do indulge in a movie or two. It is also clichéd but true that all work and no play could make jack a dull boy, we at CMRNPS understand this well and so from our well-curated collection of movies we decided to have our movie time in our auditorium.
The movie chosen for students was a classic from the 1980s titled “Chariots of Fire” which for quite some time has been inspiring people to push their limits and reach for the stars. In a nutshell, the movie is about two men who race for the gold in the 1924 Olympics. While one runs for his faith, the other participates to leave prejudice behind. Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film and it tells a story based on facts and real-life incidents.
Cinema has been one of the greatest influences in our modern life, and it’s also a form of art, the seventh art along with photography, architecture, literature, play, painting and music. It’s the combination of technology, entertainment and aesthetics, each and everything of these four has an important role in the present-day world.
Our reason for this movie was to enable students to understand certain values sometimes which though imparted in a classroom can be easily reinforced through a visual medium which is a cinema in this case. “Chariots of Fire” describes some of the reasons why people become fiercely competitive, introduces the Scottish missionary movement, acquaints the viewer with early Olympic competitions, and shows England in the 1920s, including feelings of certain sections of some people at that time. The movie is rich in detail and very uplifting.
While it’s an entertaining and inspirational film, it contains some lessons we can apply to our lives today.
- Live life with a purpose and be grateful
- Don’t Compromise
- Don’t give up.
- Be humble and accept guidance
- Life is a race, strive to be the best at whatever you do
During the scenes of various races students held their attention and cheered along as the winner strode past the finish line, this shows the involvement of them in the movie and being a movie on sports it well suited their wavelength.
When it was time to end the movie for the day we were faced with a lot of requests from students to play on. Such an enthusiastic response was warming. We do hope in the days to come we could put on similar such movies that take back home a message.