Lesson ideas

14th May 2004 at 01:00
Skills developed during the project


* Working creatively with sound.

* Investigating ways of preserving what they have created.


* Movement: how we travel, turn, gesture, express moods and feelings.

* Stillness.


* Proportion and scale: models and props.

The world around us

* Expressing opinions and ideas about people and places, particularly about Antarctica and at home in the past, present and future.

* Caring for a changing environment.

* Developing environmentally friendly sources of power.

Thinking about learning

* Talking about how they planned the work.

* Reviewing the process and outcome - how might they change the process next time?

* Considering ways to improve their work.

Exploring and investigating

* Generating ideas - brainstorming, planning and making connections.

* Geographyhistory - what has been the impact on the environment?

* Language and literacy - creating solutions and drawing conclusions to a problem; justifying opinions and proposals.

* Personal development - listening to different viewpoints.

* Creative, expressive and physical - responding to the work of artists, designers and animators.

What was gained * A sense of accomplishment; pleasure; play; childhood; excitement; confidence; self-esteem; new friendships.

* The ability to take risks without fear of failure. The children all understood it was part of a process to learn from and build on things that didn't work. They had been set an achievable challenge but not an easy one.

* The ability to express themselves confidently, individually and as part of a team, and to express their ideas visually.


* Apple eMac computer; iLife software; Canon MV500i camera; plasticine

* Story Shorts pound;24.99 (inc VAT)

BFI Education Resources

Tel: 0870 241 3764


* Film education resources:


* Animation courses South Street Studios, contact Oscar Stringer:

Tel: 01249 712951 Email:southstreet@easynet.co.ukwww.southstreetstudios.co.ukhome_index.htm

* The Cookstown animation, together with a full presentation by Joanne Murray on the skills children developed during the project, can be viewed at www.cps.cookstown.ni.sch.ukMy_Homepage_FilesPage4.html

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