When the World Wildlife Fund briefed me to make a film to open their schools’ conference and introduce their environemtal work to primary school children, my initial thought was “Why don’t we work with the children to produce the film?”
It was a simple idea. And One Planet Future (below) was the result! A short, animated film made with 60 Year Five children. The film was awarded Highly Commended at the Green Awards, 2008. And featured at the Green Film Festival run by Picture House Cinemas’.
As the ‘making of’ film Creativity & Education (below) testifies, by involving the children in the creative process – from researching the issues to doing the drawings and voice-overs – they really engaged with the issues.
The teacher informed my that when the children left the school, many of them cited this project as one of the most enjoyable memories of their time at the school.
Mar 2008 - Jun 2008