Animators work with Sunderland pupils to create new children’s TV programme

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PUPILS are drawing upon their imaginations to help shape a new children’s TV programme.

Sunderland-based company Contrapunto has teamed up with youngsters from Southwick Community Primary School and Willow Fields Primary School to create a new television and online animation show.

Aimed at six to 10-year-olds, the programme is being developed with an animation studio and Sunderland University’s Department of Education.

Josh Rafé Coles, Contrapunto producer, said: “It felt completely right to collaborate with the show’s audience at the earliest opportunity.

“It’s been a tremendously enjoyable experience and has had a huge, positive impact on the creative development process.

“Working with the children has really helped us to understand the animation from the audience point of view, which will ensure that the production has a greater chance of success.”

Characters and story ideas generated by the children will 
directly inspire the creative 
team, who are developing the animation, led by writer Frank McLaughlin.