Anne helped three classes, aged 5-7 years old, at Gilmour Infants School in Garston, Liverpool to produce animated films of their poems about the local area. Anne showed the children how to turn their drawings into paper puppets, and also, using iPads, taught them how to animate with a variety of materials, including pebbles, plasters, plasticine, plants, powder, ink and bananas! The resulting five films are part of an app produced by FACT for the wider Tagging Communities project, and were part of a special cinema screening in Liverpool. The app is available to download from the usual places, as well as the Tagging Communities website. You can also watch there a 'making of' featuring Anne's workshops, which are really not as messy as they could have been, given the involvement of young children and acrylic ink. And of course, the animations can be viewed there too.

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