CONGRATULATIONS TO MAESTEG STUDENTS FOR WINNING THE NATIONAL CRIME BEAT AWARDS!
The PUPIL Scheme group at Maesteg School today (March 21st 2012) presented a short presentation to a panel of esteemed judges and followed it up with a viewing of their animation project before being crowned NATIONAL WINNERS!
The animation project began back in October 2011 and was the brainchild of the young people participating on the PUPIL scheme, it was subsequently backed by the South Wales Police Youth Trust, this backing funded the workshops with TurnipStarfish allowing it all to become a reality.
PCSO Bella Rees and PCSO David Johnson have supported the group throughout the project and have been featured in the animations.
The group spent 2 days creating the animation, hand making the characters, backgrounds, recording the voiceovers, producing the credits and writing the story lines based around issues they have witnessed in their own community.
On December 8th 2011 the year 8 group launched their animation in a very special assembly. The animation project has since grown from strength to strength. The animation is now being shown in The Princess of Wales Hospital, Singleton Hospital, Morriston Hospital and Neath Port Talbot Hospital.
On March 15th the group were invited to The High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards and successfully came 2nd in their category, winning £250!
The animation project was then invited to London to attend the UK National Crime Beat Awards where the group have been crowned National Winners.
The group received their prize which also included an all expenses paid three course meal at the Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, an afternoon on the London Eye and an open top bus tour around London!
Well done all, a truly fabulous achievement!
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