Holiday Animation Days


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This February half term we will be in St Mary’s Primary School on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th Feb.

Top book your place get an application form from your school office or the parent/family worker.

Please see the attached PDF for more details : February Half Term 2014

Half Term Animation

This half term we will be running our animation in association with AIP at St James CEVA Primary school on the 29th & 30th October. The theme will be Halloween.

Animation Tips


With Halloween coming up we thought we would share a few tips we found on the Aardman website ‘ANIMATE IT!’



Gateway Autumn Term

Today saw the start of another Outdoor Adventure programme for the Gateway School. The last in it’s present format.

After giving them an overview of the programme we set them their first task. They had to work in pairs and put up a tent including the lining, once done Margaret then showed them what a Trangia is and how you can use it to cook and boil water.

They then had to put it together and boil some water, before adding pasta to it. Once cooked they added a tomato sauce and ate it. They then had to wash up before being able to cook drop scones on the trangia’s.

The boys certainly enjoyed the session, especially with all the food they had!


DSC03118  Last night was the 2013 Film Northants Awards held at Cineworld in Sixfields. It was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Northampton along with many people from the field of media and film.

The under 16′s award was sponsored by the Northampton Rotary Club and six of the nine finalists were students of our Animation & Film club, including the 1st and 2nd prizewinners!

After watching all the nine finalists films the young people then had to go outside and wait for the over 16 category to be shown before coming back in to hear the winners. It was all very tense and all the entries were excellent.

Second Prize went to Maddie Williams for ‘Night of the living Ted’

Night of the Living Ted from Ash Williams on Vimeo.

and First prize went to ‘Demon Dinner Lady’ made by Finn Williams, James Campbell & Edward Monger. The winning film was almost entirely filmed on location at Cedar Road Academy with the head teacher Mrs Gerett taking a starring role.

We would like to say how proud we are of all our finalists and hope they keep submitting films each year.