Glass Box gets students animated

Students from three Taunton secondary schools have been getting animated at Taunton Library’s Glass Box.

The children from Bishop Fox’s, Castle and Courtfields schools took part in an afternoon of animation and film-making delivered by Somerset Film as part of the Somerset Digital Skills Academy programme.

The Glass Box aims to give schools, colleges, businesses and other groups access to cutting edge technology and inspire the next generation of digital entrepreneurs and innovators.

The session involved four different hands-on workshops giving the students an idea of what a career in digital and film might involve.

Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure, said: “The Somerset Digital Skills Academy programme is an example of how we are fostering innovation and developing digital and creative skills with young people in Somerset.

“The Glass Box in Taunton library is developing an exciting range of events and activities for all ages as it continues to cement its reputation as a ‘digital skills hub’ for the county”

Deb Richardson from Somerset Film said: “The students worked really hard and thoroughly enjoyed the film-making, story-boarding and animation sessions. We also signposted them to future opportunities they can get involved with such as the British Film Institute national Film Academy initiative, delivered at the Engine Room in Bridgwater.”

To learn more about the Glass Box you can visit For more information about events taking place at Somerset Libraries to help people develop new skills visit


Children from Bishop Fox’s, Castle and Courtfields schools taking part in an afternoon of animation and film-making.