“Wacky Races” at The Cedar Primary School


We led a workshop for the Film and Video Workshop and the BBC Children in Need at The Cedar Primary School. The stop motion film  was made over a  period of six days in February 2011. Our young and enthusiastic animators  made their own “Wacky Races” and then created and animated  plasticine puppets

Six days workshop at The Cedar Primary School funded by BBC Children in Need organized by with The Film and Video Workshop Animation Workshop made by 9-11 years old
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The Cedar Primary School: The Cedars is a special school for children who have Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties which is maintained by the London Borough of Hounslow and takes children from four to eleven years of age.

Teacher Mary H Farmer
The Cedar Primary School Statement
Working in partnership, we aim to provide our pupils with a safe, supportive and stimulating environment that will help to promote self-worth and respect so that they may achieve their full potential in preparation for their future.

Read more about the workshop here:
Thanks to the  “BBC Children in Need “, 10 pupils aged 9 – 12 years from The Cedar Primary School took part in a one week animation workshop. Working with one professional animators, they spent the days planning, storyboarding, sculpting puppets and props and animating their creations using stop motion animation techniques. Finally, they worked on the narration, voice over  and music to produce this film.

BBC CHILDREN IN NEED: Our mission is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK. Our vision is a society where each and every child and young person is supported to realise their potential.

Wii-lympics These project was part of the Wii-lympics: Biking
Wii-lypmics is a project designed for all schools in Hounslow created to get young people involved in sport through the use of fun technology. The children will learn how people become top athletes; how they prepare their diet,  look after their bodies and present themselves in the media.  Throughout the project they will research different areas of the athletes: life as the trainer, dietician, physiotherapist, the PR Manager and the athlete itself.  The best ideas and research will qualify for the Wii lympics final at the Civic Centre where the team athletes will get the chance to play against other schools.

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Award winning professional animators teaching animation workshops in and around London, England