North Tyneside Learning Platform



Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. 

Four pupils from UKS2 met CBBC artist/animator - Ricky Martin.  Ricky is well-known for the CBBC show 'Art Ninja'. 

The children watched a new episode of Art Ninja before being given the opportunity to interview Ricky. They found out about his education, his qualifications and learnt more about his career in animation.  The pupils excelled themselves in asking some rather challenging open-ended questions!  The pupils were very impressed when he told them he worked on animations such as the movie "Pirates" and "Shaun the Sheep"! Pupils then joined an activity session where they used iPads and animation software produce their own animations. The pupils had an amazing time, were so enthusiastic and, to quote Mrs Elliott who accompanied them, "a pleasure to be with".