ScreenSkills partner with Lupus Films to create The Tiger Who Came to Tea lesson plan

ScreenSkills and production company Lupus Films have teamed up to create a school lesson plan based on the TV special adaption of Judith Kerr’s much-loved classic The Tiger Who Came to Tea – due to premiere on 24 December on Channel 4.  

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The lesson resource aims to excite and inspire primary school children by demonstrating the variety of jobs available in the animation industry – and guiding them to create their own animation based of the Tiger Who Came to Tea story.

This is the first in a new series on careers in the screen industries, created by ScreenSkills in association with the Into Film education charity and Arts Council England. The next plans are due to be launched in March 2020.

We are thrilled that our Christmas special will help inspire young people to discover how animations are made

Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama at Channel 4

 “We are thrilled that our Christmas special will help inspire young people to discover how animations are made”, said the Head of Drama at Channel 4, Caroline Hollick.

Adam Jackson-Nocker, line producer at Lupus Films said the company is “proud to offer our continued support to the fantastic work ScreenSkills are doing to inspire the future generation of home-grown animation talent in the UK.”

The learning will kick off with a launch event at Compass Point School in Bristol, which has an Into Film club, where students from three schools will take part in a lesson followed by a tea party. Teaching staff will be invited to take part in a professional development workshop on using animation in the classroom, hosted by the educational charity Into Film, the same day.

Commissioned by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Council with contributions from the animation industry to the Animation Skills Fund, the lesson plan will consist of a flexible plan which can be run as a single lesson or a series.

ScreenSkills CEO Seetha Kumar said “we hope it will plant the idea that animation could be a career. We would love this project to help inspire future generations of British animators.”

It will include teacher notes, a presentation, a project book for the children and additional lessons in maths and science and will be available on the ScreenSkills website from the end of January 2020 – the start of Digital Cities Week in Bristol.

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