Telford students win model making workshop with producers of new Shaun the Sheep film

By Lisa O'Brien | Telford | Telford entertainment | Published:

Students at a school in Telford were treated to a model making workshop by the producers of the new Shaun the Sheep film.

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Model maker Will Harding, from Aardman Animations – which worked on A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, led the workshop at Meadows Primary School in Ketley.

The visit came after one of the school's students won an Into Film and StudioCanal competition around the release of the film.

The ‘Protect our Planet’ competition challenged young people to design a sustainable spacesuit for Shaun to wear.

See the trailer for Farmageddon here:

Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: Farmageddon – Official Trailer

As a result of winning the competition, the workshop taught students how to create their own Lu-La models, one of the film's characters.

Andrew Denton, teacher and Into Film ambassador at the school, said: “We were delighted to win an Aardman workshop.

"I had attended some Aardman workshops before and knew there would be a very high quality.


Students were treated to a workshop

"The children are always made up when I manage to get a member of the film industry to come and visit them in Ketley, so many of them were even more excited to be working with someone who was part of the Farmageddon movie."

Students from Meadows Primary School previously won best documentary at the 2019 Into Film Awards for their film, A Miner’s Story.

The film education charity’s flagship annual event celebrates young people’s creativity in film from across the UK and the 2020 nominations will be announced on Monday.


Students were treated to a workshop

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Into Film Clubs are free to all UK state schools and offer a free catalogue of hundreds of films to choose from plus teaching resources and tools for learning.

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Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.


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