Additional support needs
Animation is very accessible. There are styles and techniques to suit a wide range of interests and abilities, and Animation Jam helps people find the ones that suit them best. Jim Stirk is experienced in working with children and young people who have additional support needs or who may have disengaged from school. Here are some examples:
- Projects with XL clubs in North Lanarkshire schools, part of a programme to improve pupils’ self-esteem, attainment, behaviour and attendance (funded by Prince’s Trust)
- A project on healthy eating with S2 Pupils at Woodlands special school (for NHS Lothian)
- A project on migration and multiculturalism with S3-S5 pupils at Kaimes special school (funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Young Start programme)
- A project on children’s rights with young men at Polmont Young Offenders Institute (for Scotland’s Commissioner for Children & Young People)
To find out more, get in touch with Jim Stirk who can help you develop a project.
Workshop films: examples
Here are some films made by pupils with additional support needs at Kaimes and Woodlands Schools.