Rhydypenau ‘Kites’ Animation Project

Over a number of months, school children from Rhydypenau Primary School worked with CAST and Ffotogallery on creating an animation for their school song “Kites”.

After initially involving the whole school in a number of workshops run by Cast, a selection of participants from each year group worked with animator Matthew Wright and Ffotogallery Education on developing materials for the themes and visual motifs contained within the school song.

Using a combination of still photography, drawing, scanned objects and digital image manipulation, pupils were encouraged to generate illustrative artwork that communicated the schools’ Fair trade ethos and team spirit.

The project won Rhydypenau Primary School the prestigious Arts Mark Gold Award.