Synopsis

A year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Headfort School, housed in an 18th Century Hogwarts-like estate, embraces tradition and modernity, and this is John and Amanda Leyden’s life. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For Amanda the key to connecting with children is the book and she uses all means to engage the minds of her young charges with literature. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds but now they must start making preparations for their retirement. Will their intimate and caring cultivation of future generations live on, or will it vanish like so many community-centered practices?

Credits

DIRECTORS: Neasa Ní Chianáin (Fairytale of Kathmandu, The Stranger), David Rane

PRODUCERS: Gris Medio, Radio Televisión Española (RTVE), Soilsu Films