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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Borough young people to turn animators

Tuesday, March 07, 2017


Young people living across Stockton-on-Tees have an exciting opportunity to learn about Stop Motion Animation later this month.
 
Children aged between eight and 11 are invited to enrol on a workshop where they will use Raspberry Pi technology, cameras and programming using Python to create their own stop motion animated video.
 
Stop motion is an animation technique which physically manipulates an object so it appears to move on its own.
 
The session is being held at Thornaby Central Library between 10am and 11.30am on Saturday 18 March as part of British Science week and is supported by a grant from the British Science Association.
 
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Norma Wilburn, said: “I am sure this workshop will be hugely popular as it is an excellent chance for young people to get a taste of the world of animation.
 
“It is the latest in a variety of events hosted by our libraries including our regular Code Clubs which give children an opportunity to learn code by making games, animations and websites.
 
“If your child has an interest in technology, they are certain to enjoy these sessions.”
 
Places at the Stop Motion Animation Workshop are limited so booking is essential.  To book call 01642 528117.
 
The workshop will also be repeated at Billingham Library on Saturday 22 April.  To reserve a place call 01642 528084.
 
Code Club is a five week course which takes place on Saturday mornings at Stockton Central Library.  To book a place or to volunteer to help run the sessions call 01642 526522.
 
To find out more about events planned for the Borough’s libraries visit www.stockton.gov.uk/libraries