A PRIMARY school brought a touch of Cannes to the classroom as it held its own film festival.

Tottington Primary School rolled out the red carpet last Friday to show off the creative efforts of pupils, and a pair of tech giants were even on hand to capture the action.

The school, in Moorside Road, held its own Literacy Film Festival, a project aiming to encourage poetry and writing with a purpose.

As part of the initiative, which is supported by Michael Rosen, the author of children's picture book We're Going on a Bear Hunt, each class wrote, performed and recorded their own poems.

Using Adobe Spark software, as well as a green screen the school won in a competition, the clips were then pieced together to create a short film.

The finished products were then screened to parents and pupils on Friday afternoon.

Dozens of parents filtered into the school amid a backdrop of alpine horns to watch the films.

Bury North MP James Frith opened the festival, which was filmed by both Adobe and YouTube Kids. Footage of the festival is expected to appear on the latter's home page in January.

Teacher Simon Hunt, who organised the event, said: "We like to to take work off the page and record it.

"Having a film festival just makes it a bit more special because they get to watch their poems live, and the whole school celebrates it together.

"They have been so excited for today; the whole fanfare around the festival makes it special.

"The children decided what they wanted to do, and how it was going to look. It is all from them, and the teachers were just there to stitch it together and press record.

"Everyone has been buzzing about doing poetry across the school. It is really nice to see."