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Children create animated adventures in iPad workshop

Children let their imaginations run wild in an animation workshop at Skipton Town Hall over the half-term holiday.

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The workshop, hosted by Claire Ford, an expert in digital creativity, invited children aged between seven and 13 to bring their own stories to life.

They were helped to create their own characters and backdrop to form an exciting film. Children were able to take the animation home with them on a disc to keep and impress their friends with.

Harry McKenny-Cowley, aged 10, created a film called "Robofrog The Movie". He said: "It's been really fun making our own films." His sister Emily, aged seven, also took part. "I made a film about an alien who crashes into earth," she said.

Another workshop will be available at the Town Hall on Thursday, March 31, this time focusing on the world of ballet.

Children can dive in and discover the magic of Northern Ballet's Swan Lake, with workshops for young people inspired by the production.  

During this creative workshop, budding ballerinas will have the opportunity to work with a professional dance artist from Northern Ballet.

Following a fun warm-up, children will explore the story and characters from Swan Lake whilst learning steps from the production.

Boys and girls aged between eight and 13 are welcome. Some previous dance experience is recommended but not essential. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and ballet shoes or bare feet.

The workshop takes place on Thursday March 31, with one session from 10am to midday for children aged between eight and 10, and another session from 1pm to 3pm for those aged between 11 and 13. It costs £9 per child.

The Swan Lake workshop can be booked by calling: 01756 792809 or pop in to the Town Hall. Payment must be received to secure your place.