Story time for 12 to 16 year olds
THE WRONG TROUSERS
Every week we'll be reading a chapter of the book 'The Wrong Trousers' based on the Wallace and Gromit stop-motion film. Wallace and Gromit are a man and his dog, two lovable characters at the centre of a series of films created using modelling clay and stop motion.
Here's some more information about the book:
'It’s Gromit the dog’s birthday, and his friend Wallace gives him an unusual present – a pair of Techno-trousers.
At first Wallace uses the trousers to take Gromit for walks, but when the penguin comes to stay, he uses them one night for something different – very different.
This strange story won the Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film in 1993.'
Watch this short video to hear an introduction to the book from Collage teacher Ellie.
CHAPTER ONE - HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHUCK
CHAPTER TWO - ROOM FOR RENT
WALLACE & GROMIT WEBSITE
The official website has a lot of interesting things to read about the history of the film and also a page of fun activities for everyone to try. Check it out HERE
TECHNO TROUSERS VIDEO CLIP
Wallace is an inventor and is always making new crazy inventions. In 'The Wrong Trousers' film he makes a pair of giant walking trousers! Check them out in this clip. What would you do if you had a pair of trousers like this?!
MAKE YOUR OWN STOP-MOTION
Once you have found out how they make the Wallace and Gromit films how about trying some stop motion of your own?!
HERE is a simple step by step guide to help you set up a stop motion film at home.
CREATE YOUR OWN CHARACTER
If a whole film is a bit much for you today, why not start by creating you main character. Here is a sheet to help develop the character. Once you ́re done get some clay or plasticine out and bring them to life!