Students’ artwork hits the big screens in the Library @ the Lightbox

Barnsley Council has joined up in partnership with Barnsley College to create dynamic, three-dimensional animations for the story time sessions in the Library @ the Lightbox.

Kimberley Haines and Luke Roberts, BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice students from Barnsley College, are dedicating their time and skills to create an immersive reading experience that will bring traditional story time to life for children to enjoy.

The story times sessions will transform reading through technology, allowing the animations to be projected at 360 degrees within a space allowing the story to be brought visually to life alongside the narration. 

Animations created will be based on well-known children’s stories, capturing imagination and aiming to encourage children from an early age into reading.
The students are working together to show us how they #AchieveIt by supporting the development of our community hub and revitalising reading experiences for younger generations.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Adults and Communities, said: “It is brilliant to see young people working together to inspire future generations into reading through their incredible skills.

‘It is a great demonstration of how the library will work as a community hub for all to enjoy and I would encourage residents to come down and take a look at the great work that Barnsley College has provided for our new library.”

This news is linked to Town Spirit. We want to work better together. If everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, together we can make our borough a more welcoming place where people want to live, work and visit.

We’re committed to #AchieveIt by doing everything we can to help you and your family achieve your potential and be the best that you can be. Own it by inspiring your children into reading and sharing your skills to help educate others.

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