Over June 2023, with support from the Screen Education Fund, a group of S5 pupils at James Gillespie’s High School with a keen interest in expressing their ideas with animation worked with Jim Stirk of Animation Jam, an experienced animator and teacher, who supported them in bringing their artistic visions to life. The group learned a variety of traditional and digital animated techniques using different software and applied them to their current 2D or 3D artistic styles. Jim also connected what they made to the commercial animation industry as they went, introducing these young people to new and exciting career opportunities.
Staff at the school also developed artistic and production skills throughout the project, enabling them to better manage pupils making animation in the future.
You can find out more about the process and see the results in the video below.
The Screen Education Fund, formally the Film Education Partnership Fund, has been designed to develop increased capabilities in screen education and supports programmes of work with the potential to achieve these outcomes.
Key strategic aims of this fund are to:
- develop increased understanding of the potential of screen education
- develop capabilities in screen education through greater connectivity and partnership working across different settings
- support the development and growth of screen education access in currently underrepresented areas
- support professional development in screen education knowledge and skills.
Find out more on our Screen Education Fund webpage.