Is there a talented video-maker in your school?

Coventry Cathedral is launching a competition for schools to create their own 3 minute Cathedral film using professional footage by Sky Sports cameraman Chris Noonan of Pin Sharp Ltd.

Local businessman Michael Mogan MBE has provided a £100 Amazon voucher prize to be awarded to the winning entry.

24 minutes of film rushes, taken from a recently commissioned Virtual Tour of the Cathedral site, will be made available to schools to support the Media Studies curriculum.  Students are encouraged to think creatively and differently, applying their knowledge and understanding of media production, theoretical perspectives and audience engagement to create their own unique Cathedral film.  They might utilise graphics to help tell the story of the Cathedral, include their own bespoke voice-over, or even gather their own new materials from interviews filmed with school staff/students to help them tell the story for themselves. 

A link to download the footage can be obtained by emailing Chris directly: Film entries should be sent to the same email address via We Transfer or Dropbox by Weds 31st March 2021. You may need to compress the film to keep within the 2GB limit. 

The panel of judges, which includes Chris Noonan (a professional broadcast freelance videographer), will be looking for a fresh creative approach targeted at a specific audience of your choice. The challenge will be to give your personal take on the Cathedral’s own story. You may choose to focus on just one aspect of the Cathedral, or give an overview. The 3-minute time limit for the finished film is deliberately demanding – but feel free to complement our existing footage with content of your own. You will need to select an appropriate piece of music as your soundtrack, and all creative and artistic decisions will be of your choosing.



Investigate a site rich in history and art to find out why one teacher called it “top of my list of places to visit”! Our aim is to make every visit for every student fun and memorable as well as educational.

We cover a variety of guided tours all designed around the national curriculum covering a range of topics for key stage 1- 4. Or stay for the whole day and take part in one of our workshops to enhance your visit. Take a look at our schools’ team programme to start planning your day.

For more information or contact the Schools Team directly:

Emma Griffiths 024 7652 1256

Stella Perry 024 7652 1227

If you prefer to contact us by using an online form, click here.

We provide Teachers’ resources and Pupil resources you can download for FREE and packs you can purchase to enhance your pupils’ visit.

The Cathedral Schools Team work closely with the Diocesan Education Department. All are guides are experienced teachers and children’s workers and all have enhanced DBS checks. We recognise our legal duty and value the safety of those children and staff visiting the cathedral. Download our Safeguarding Policy here.

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