The initiative has been launched to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Thousands of schoolchildren will be given the opportunity to experience 60 years of British cinema this summer, via education charity FILMCLUB’s new intiative, The British Connection.

The initiative, which has been launched to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, features films from Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight through to last year’s sc-fi thriller Attack The Block. The aim of the list is to demonstrate the diversity of British film and illustrate how the country has changed over the years.

Schoolchildren participating in the initiative will be encouraged to watch, discuss and review the films in their schools’ film clubs.

The full list of featured films can be found here.

Created in 2008 by journalist Lindsay Mackie and filmmaker Beeban Kidron, FILMCLUB is free to all state schools and offers a free DVD library of thousands of films through a partnership with LOVEFILM.

Meanwhile FILMCLUB has also partnered with Artis and First Light in the Classroom to launch another programme, All about film, aimed at delivering professional filmmaking workshops in primary schools to stimulate children’s literacy and teamwork skills through film and the performing arts.

Pupils will undertake a range of activies including scriptwriting, casting and promoting their finished film.