Stylish, engaging, and at the cutting edge of education
BUFVC Learning on Screen Award Judges
Time Machine is a multi-award winning transmedia game aimed at engaging 9-12 year-old school children with the history of the Tyneside Cinema. It starts as a web-based classroom experience and culminates in an unforgettable visit to the country’s only surviving newsreel theatre, where the adventure continues on iPads and the Big Screen.
Time Machine wraps a unique fictional storyline around the real history of the cinema to engage participants in playful learning through online, mobile and real-world action activities that explore the heritage of the cinema and link to KS2 curriculum areas including literacy, history, and ICT.
…Time Machine is a marvelous project that pushes the boundaries and provides an ideal route to achieving fun learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
Graeme Thompson, Chairman of the Royal Television Society’s North East and Borders Centre
A truly ground-breaking project, winner of the RSA Innovation Award, the Special Jury Prize in the BUFVC Learning On Screen Awards, and is also currently nominated for a number of other awards. It has received major coverage in the News including a centre page feature in the Times Education Supplement.
Time Machine was a collaborative project for the Tyneside Cinema, co-developed with Ian Fenton a BAFTA nominated writer and director www.thisisianfenton.com Annie Riggby, award-winning artistic Director of Unfolding Theatre and Imogen Cloet designer, visual artist and part of the award winning performing arts company, The November Club.
Time Machine is a multi-award winning project, developed by a mult-award winning team but it was also designed in consultation with teachers and schoolchildren, which much of its success can be attributed to.
“We brought together filmmakers, theatre makers and game and web designers to create Time Machine. It demonstrates how technology, compelling narrative and classic theatrics can bring fun learning to life and provide schools and cultural organisations with the opportunity to engage young people in a new and exciting way…
Mark Dobson, Tyneside Cinema’s Chief Executive