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Gifted And Talented Animated Project

Developing animation skills with young people from across Tyne and Wear.

Who Took Part

20 children and young people from the Gifted and Talented group based at Whickham School, Their ages were 7 to16.

Purpose

To develop animation skills with young people from across Tyne and Wear.

Project Outline

The group thought up many storylines then chose one they would develop in a team over several afternoon sessions.

What Happened

The group were very keen on animating a story called Alien Holiday; they developed a storyboard, made sets and characters then animated them using IT skills, and recorded the script and sound effects.

Results

One animation. Total duration: approx 4 minutes.

Sharing The Results With Others

Each participant received a DVD to show family and friends.

Benefits for Participants

The group developed interpersonal and communication skills and worked very effectively as a team; they developed media and IT skills and used their creativity.

Clients and/or Funding

National Association of Gifted Children, Tyne and Wear.

Who Else Would Benefit From This Sort of Project

Animation workshops are a great way to develop a whole range of skills and a sense of achievement.

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