Wallace and Gromit school composition competition launched
14 September 2012
A new competition has been launched to give primary school children the opportunity to create new soundtracks for specially selected clips starring Wallace and Gromit.
The competition has been designed to celebrate the BBC’s Wallace and Gromit Prom this summer and is being run by BBC Proms, BBC Learning and Aardman Animations. It is open to children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
In teams of between two and five, children will compose their own short film scores with the help of online resources produced by BBC Learning. These resources provide teachers with videos, ideas for use in class and printable worksheets, scripts and storyboards. Organisers hope the Wallace and Gromit Soundtrack competition will 'inspire boys and girls to become composers of music that complements the antics of two of the world’s best loved animated characters'.
Class teachers can submit team entries in either video or audio form and the deadline for entries is 3 December. All shortlisted teams will be invited to Aardman Animations’ Bristol studios, while the two winning teams will also travel to BBC North in Salford where their soundtracks will be recorded and broadcast on Blue Peter.