Aardman Animations aims to get kids coding with their Shaun the Sheep contest.
Full details of the competition, along with lots of other great animation and coding information can be found on Shaun’s Academy webpage.
On the Learn and Make page of the web site there are step by step instructions on how to use Scratch. Even if you do not want to take part in the competition, the tutorials and ideas are wonderful as a basis for some coding sessions.
The video below, along with the information from the organisers below that, will tell you more about the competition:
Further Information from the Organisers
The Nominet Trust and Aardman Animations have teamed up, and we’re releasing a huge pile of characters, places and props from the Shaun the Sheep universe into the Scratch coding platform. We want you to make a game for us…and win some amazing prizes! The sensational, money-can’t-buy prizes that are up for grabs, include the following:
A tour of the Aardman studios and world-famous model making department
Working on your game idea for an afternoon with Aardman’s BAFTA award winning games team to help you take it to the next level (for the under 13-year-old category).
An original, one-of-a-kind piece of Shaun the Sheep artwork by Andy Janes, our storyboard artist (for the over 13-year-old category)
An Aardman goody bag, including toys, DVDs, the Animate It! app and more.