Young web wizards launch
new app and animations
SCHOOL pupils in Liverpool have
turned online designers by coming up with a new interactive app and
animations promoting services for young people with special needs.
Their work is being featured on the City Council's Local Offer website,
which provides information about services available for children and young
people aged up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.
The City Council has worked with educational media charity Twin Vision, app
design agency Splinter and children and young people with special
educational needs to develop an animated version of the information about
Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans and information about the Sensory
Service and SENISS (Special Educational Needs Inclusion Support Service).
The Local Offer covers special educational needs and disabilities including
conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy,
Dyspraxia, learning or mobility difficulties, and sight or hearing
Pupils from Broadgreen International School, Palmerston School, St Anne's
Catholic Primary School, St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School, St Vincent's
and Sandfield Park School were involved.
The young people had a say in everything from the design of the app through
to developing the animations and even recording the voice over's.
It is being launched at a special event taking place at midday on Friday, 29
January 2016, at Liverpool Town Hall, attended by Lord Mayor, Councillor
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for education, Councillor Nick Small,
said:- "There is a growing demand for special educational needs
services and it is important that families and especially young people are
aware of the support that is available for them. It is vital that we make
the information more user friendly and interesting to young people, because
if we want them to use it then it has to be presented in a way that is
easily understandable to them and presented in an accessible way."
Paul McCann, Director of Twin Vision said:- "Twin Vision In
collaboration with Splinter feel privileged to have been part of a process
that will ensure children and young people across the City are able to
access much needed services. The emphasis from the beginning was to give
full ownership of the App and resulting animations to the young people
through them informing all elements of content and design. The resulting
tools truly are a set of effective accessible resources created for and by
young people to meet their needs in a way which reflects how young people
choose to access information through digital media on mobile devices. More
information can be found on the Council's
website and the app 'Liverpool Local Offer' can be downloaded
from the app store."
Doctor Who, EastEnders, Doc Martin star to
appear in 'Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap,' at the The Liverpool
LOUISE Jameson (Doctor Who, EastEnders, Doc Martin) will
star as Mrs Boyle in the record breaking 60th Anniversary Tour of Agatha
Christie's The Mousetrap from January 2016.
The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2016 leg of its tour at Nottingham
Theatre Royal on 19 January 2016, before visiting more than 25 further venues
across the UK. Further casting will be announced in due course. The show plays
at the Liverpool Empire from 20 to 23 April 2016.
Louise Jameson is best well known for her long running roles as Leela, a
companion of Tom Baker's Doctor in Doctor Who, Susan Young in Bergerac¸ Eleanor
Glasson in Doc Martin, and Rosa di Marco in EastEnders. In addition to Louise's
illustrious roles on screen, she has also appeared on stage in Love, Loss and
What I Wore (The Mill, Sonning), Noises Off (Mercury Theatre), Gutted (Theatre
Royal, Stratford East) and Oedipus (The Liverpool Everyman and Nottingham
Louise said:- "I thought about doing something special for my 65th
birthday in 2016. Just how did I get to be 65? The same way The Mousetrap has
run for nearly that length of time I suppose, just second by second time has
ticked away we've both lasted this long, and so we'll be celebrating together.
That's quite special."
The production, which originally opened at Nottingham Theatre Royal in 1952
starring the late Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim before embarking
on its current record breaking West End run, continues its journey across the
breadth of the country, visiting towns and Cities including Brighton, Reading,
Darlington, Grimsby, York, Portsmouth, Cheltenham, Stoke, Woking, Leicester,
Liverpool, Harrogate, Shrewsbury, Dartford, Yeovil, Hereford, Derby, Kings Lynn,
Aylesbury, Torquay, Llandudno, Jersey and Bristol.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been the World's longest running stage
production at its London home since breaking the record in 1958 and recently
celebrated its 26,000th performance. The 60th Anniversary; and 1st ever; UK tour
of this beloved murder mystery is approaching 1000 performances and has now been
seen by nearly 1 million people, having broken box office records in many of its
Mousetrap Productions has also licensed 60 productions of The Mousetrap
worldwide to mark the 60th year, and many of these have also broken records,
from Cape Town to Philadelphia, Singapore to Sydney. During this period, the
world's longest running show will have been seen in every continent with
professional productions in:- Australia, China, Korea, Turkey, South Africa,
Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, Spain,
Scandinavia, Venezuela, and across the United States and Canada.
The Mousetrap continues its open ended run at St. Martin's Theatre, London. The
UK tour is currently booking until August 2016. Tickets on sale now! To
book visit the Liverpool Empire's Box Office or call:- 0844 871 3017, plus you
can also get them