Our Digital Teach projects combine, opera, storytelling, composition and digital animation, giving Year 5 and 6 pupils the opportunity to be involved in the exciting creative process of making an animated film. Each Digital Teach animation explores the themes, storylines and music of a chosen opera from WNO’s current main scale productions, inspiring pupils to devise their own storylines, musical motifs and animations.
Five primary schools work with our WNO composer and an animation team to create one story arc, with our talented composer weaving together pupils’ musical ideas to create a finished underscore. The result is a 7 – 10 minute animation created by over 120 pupils. The project links in with the National Curriculum’s Digital Competency Framework but also develops literacy, critical thinking, cultural and social understanding, composition and team working skills.
We have delivered the project in Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Birmingham and Liverpool.
For more information on our schools programme contact our schools coordinator, Rebeka Peake