Science is the perfect environment in which school pupils can develop film-making skills, writes Robin McHugh.


The UK is suffering a widely-reported science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) skills shortage, and our film industry has not escaped the fallout. As an example, Creative Skillset reports that visual effects employers are finding that new recruits are lacking skills in maths, physics and computational thinking.


To varying degrees across the globe, arts and sciences remain institutionally segregated, as curricular domains and as career paths. This is particularly acute in the UK, which has come in for some high-profile criticism. Fortunately, initiatives seeking to address this cultural hang-up seem to be gathering pace.


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