Learning Materials / Watery treasures

Animated Severn (Watery Treasures)

  • Animating the Severn
  • A special character

A storyteller, an illustrator and an animator from Culture Force worked with pupils from Woodstock School, a special school in Bristol, in autumn 2016. Excited pupils explored possible characters from the Lower Severn Vale landscape, let their imaginations run wild, created their own stories and characters, then animated them.

The grand finale was watching and critically reviewing their stop frame animated films – with popcorn, of course!

Watch their animations on YouTube. They would love you to ‘like’ them:

Oak Class

Apple Class

Here are two more, created at our family learning events:

The Severn

Secrets of the Severn

Are you a teacher? These films could be used as fun lesson starters – can children spot Goddess Avona or any native creatures?

The project is laid out step-by-step in the case study below and is fully adaptable for any key stage. The curriculum links are in the case study. We’d love you to use the FREE resources below including storyboarding for animation and prompts for characters based in A Forgotten Landscape.

Free downloadable animation software is available online. You just need a camera and a simple set to start.

Did You Know?

Read more about our work engaging children with special needs in the landscape, including a presentation of learning points and a full project case study.

You can access old maps and much more at Know Your Place website.


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