Our first session at the home ed group this year, so was lovely to catch up with everyone!
While we were in France, some of the kids had a go at making a stop-motion video, so we heard all about it today - here is their first attempt:
The group has received some funding & the kids have decided to have a formal training session in animation, so next month they'll be attending a workshop. They've also done lots of research & were keen to show us some amazing stop-motion videos they have found inspiring.
This is my favourite:
I wonder how many days that woman spent on the bed!
The Animation Workbench.
Sime is usually upstairs in the music room, but he was on drying up duty after lunch!
The centre we use for the group is in the centre of Truro, which is the capital (very small) city of Cornwall. Most of the kids are able to come by train - which is great! All the volunteers have had to have police checks - which have finally all come through, so we'll be starting a rota system within the next month. The kids have membership cards, which can be shown if they are ever challenged as why they are not at school. They pay £2 per session & £1 for lunch.
Hugo & all the other kids are loving it & we're really grateful to our friends, Jane & Simon who have worked so hard to get the group started - their energy & motivation is incredible. They are both brilliant with all the kids & have made the group so enjoyable - that the not quite 12 year olds of the county are desperate to join in the fun!
I just hope that come 30th March, Sime & I can create the same atmosphere when it's our turn to run the session...
Another dark walk tonight!