Published on 16 July 2018
When Roger Thomas, Programme Leader for BA Games and App Design, was approached to create a short animation to celebrate the Tall Ships, he turned to local children for inspiration.
"My partner. Rebecca Newsome, is a Primary teacher at JFK Primary in Washington and they, like most of the schools in the Sunderland area are studying the "Tall Ships” as topic.
"I took some photo’s along the river, put together a Powerpoint, Rebecca showed them to her class (Year 4) and they wrote poems in response. We went through them together and picked out the best lines/quotes, I subsequently included as many of these as possible in the motion graphic - Brass Tacks."
In the cold, dark sky
Only the stars could help him
Find his way home
Steadily the vessel sailed
Out onto the smooth sea
While a luminous moon shone brightly
John F. Kennedy Primary. Washington. Year 4 Class. Teacher, Rebecca Newsome.