Mary Ann Macham was an escaped slave from Virginia, USA who found her way to North Shields on Christmas Day 1831.
Her story is quite amazing.
An after school group of history enthusiasts learned about Mary Ann’s dramatic escape from slavery and her journey to North Shields.
Then with the help of local writer Sue Miller the students storyboarded and edited a script telling Mary Ann’s story in 4 chapters – each chapter lasting about 60 seconds when read out loud.
Why 60 seconds?
The narration was to accompany a stop motion animation that the students went on to make with the help of 3D model artist and animator Katy Hackers.
We’re extremely proud of what they produced, especially as many of the students had never done animation before and they only had 8 hours to complete the entire project!
We saw some great Teamwork and creativity.
Take a look at what the students came up with.