Animation club’s Christian Anderson dominated this year’s Manchester University UK schools competition, winning an amazing three top prizes for his creation Antimatter Really Matters.
At the awards ceremony, held as part of the university’s inspirational computer science day, Christian came first in the age 14 to 16 individual category, as well as winning the prize for the best use of Flash and the Electronic Arts recognition award – a hugely impressive haul from a field of well over a thousand entries from across the UK.
Christian’s movie, created using professional multimedia authoring software Adobe Flash, is the result of months of hard work in his spare time and with Mr Niall Clarke and Mrs Wendy Hodkinson in the school’s animation club.
Christian has become a veteran of the competition, having won the Alan Turing prize and being highly commended (individual entry) and commended (joint entry with Yusuf Ahmed) in 2012, and highly commended in 2011. This year, as well as recognition from the judges, he took home an iPad, a Nintendo DS and Amazon vouchers as a reward for his efforts.
In 2010 our animation club had their first taste of success in the contest when Alex Longson, Daniel Paigge, Matthew Holgate and Milan Lakhani’s Andy’s Electrostatics won a team runners-up prize – making Christian’s latest win the fourth consecutive year that children from our animation club have won an award in the competition.