Bancroft: Digital Storybook Creation

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Once a week since the end of September, Grade 1 students at Bancroft B.A.S.E. daycare put their creative skills to the test and collaboratively produced a digital storybook under the guidance of Miss Jodi. Each child dreamed up their own character and brought it to life by thinking about their character’s…

Bancroft: Build Your Own Board Game

Stefanie Erskine, B.A.S.E. Animator This fall at Bancroft Elementary School, students in the B.A.S.E. Daycare program were busy inventing, designing and building their very own unique board game. From start to finish, Grade 4, 5 and 6 students worked together to create their own game from scratch. It took 10 weeks to complete their Halloween…

Filmmaking Club: Thaumatrope

This week in the filmmaking clubs at Bancroft, Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Nesbitt Daycares, students learned about Persistence of Vision, the phenomenon that makes images appear to be moving. To test it out they made one of the first moving image inventions, a Thaumatrope, where two pictures they drew blended together as one.