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Film and Animation

School Improvement:

Curriculum Programmes

  • Creative Literacy
  • International Primary Curriculum
  • Creative Curriculum / Topic-based Projects
  • ICT

The Arts:

Skills Development | Qualifications

  • Skills-based programmes – animation / film / drawing / collage / 3D
  • Option to accredit through Arts Award qualifications
  • Re-useable teaching resources

Description:

  • Pupils form a production company, working with a professional film-maker or animator to create an original stop-motion animation or short film
  • Animations or films can be linked to any current topic, theme or event, providing a creative way of delivering curriculum content whilst producing a teaching resource for future years
  • Example topics include:
    • Local Area / Local History
    • Structures
    • Dinosaurs / Footprints of the Past
    • Flowers and Insects
    • Tudors / Ancient Greece / Romans
  • Pupils develop their literacy skills through the creation and performance of an original script
  • The children use a range of ICT equipment to capture, edit and screen their animation or film
  • Pupils create the set, props or content, working in a range of media
  • Pupils could work towards producing an animated or film-based school prospectus

Illustrative Outputs:

  • Artist-led workshop sessions in school
  • Original devised script, in response to your chosen topic or theme
  • Short animation or film – a creative project and ongoing teaching resource for future years
  • Screening event for parents and celebration assembly for peers
  • DVD or memory stick of the film for each participant as a record of the project

Outcomes and Impact (taken from an IPC-linked animation project):

  • 100% of pupils learnt new skills, and reported an increase in knowledge and understanding
  • Raised attainment: English (writing, speaking and listening); ICT; Art and Design
  • Increased confidence and improved teamwork and collaboration
  • A legacy of the project was created, with the animation available as a teaching resource for future years
  • Applied learning on a live project
  • The production team developed their leadership and communication skills as they facilitated their classmates to create the necessary set and props
  • Improved staff skills, knowledge and understanding

Testimonies: 

"Pupils worked in teams and fully participated, using creative film-making techniques to record and express their story."  Lead Artist

“I learnt how to make animation by working together in teams... it was the best!”  Year 4 pupil

“It was difficult to get the children to take their morning breaks and sometimes they didn't, I had to insist that they took lunch as I needed to eat!”  Lead artist

“They were a very confident bunch of students. They developed their ideas, produced artwork and an interesting animation, recorded sound and gained an understanding of how it is all put together.” Lead artist

Project Costs:

From £885 + materials (based on six workshop sessions @ £135 + planning meeting @ £75)
Costs vary dependent on the number of groups, length of film and number of workshop days.

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