Young Researchers: Writing Britain

Two groups of Year 7 – 10 students from Regent High School (formally South Camden Community School) worked with film-makers from the production company Chocolate Films on this animation project.

As part of our Young Researchers programme the project was inspired by the Library’s exhibition, Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands, which explores how the landscapes of Britain permeate great literary works.

Throughout June and July 2012, the students took part in weekly workshops at the Library. They explored the exhibition themes, conducted research and developed the narratives for their animated films.  

In the final week of the project Mark Currie and the team from Chocolate Films worked with the group across four intensive days, during the school’s Creativity Week. Students produced art work and learnt film making, sound recording and editing techniques. As a result of participating in the project, students will receive as ASDAN award for their creative work.

Since the films were made, they have been screened at the Curzon Soho, The Barbican and at Channel 4’s Youth Media Showcase.

Monster Me

The Walk to School

 

Young Researchers: Writing Britain was kindly supported by the Santander Foundation.