Movie magic: Mini Oscars recognises young stars in Leeds

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The glamour of Hollywood came to Leeds when miniature movie moguls attended the city’s answer to the Academy Awards.

The special ceremony, at Cottage Road Cinema in Headingley, recognised the achievements of film club members from Bracken Edge and Bankside Primary Schools.

As well as receiving awards, youngsters in the clubs – who used video cameras to put together their own films over the past year – were also treated to special screenings of their work.

Bracken Edge teacher Harry Shires said: “It was so rewarding seeing our pupils being recognised for such a great year’s work.”

Silver screen: Councillor Jane Dowson, Harry Shires and Leeds City Council vice-chairman coun Jim McKenna with some of the nominees

Mohammed Saddique, 88, wears medals won by his father Ghulam Hassan during naval service in both world wars. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

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