BBC Teach offers BEANO-inspired comic making guide for Primary School children

BBC Teach have teamed up with the BEANO to create a set of three free videos for Primary School children helping them create characters, worlds and stories for their very own comic.

Available to watch are three classroom videos produced in partnership with BEANO, in which Mike Stirling (Beano’s ‘Director of Mischief’) and his team of comic creatives offer primary pupils their expert tips and advice on comic creation.

From visualising characters in ‘stick’ form to structuring a plot using a story mountain, the team behind the world’s longest-running weekly comic have plenty of creative insights.

The three classrooms videos and accompanying resources (including a story mountain template and comic frame layout), provide powerful opportunities to combine literacy with art and design through a ‘create a comic’ class project.

The videos below were created in order, with progression building throughout, but will also work in any order or on their own, if you only wish to focus on one area. There is a comprehensive ‘teacher guide’ document below to support classroom use.

Check out the “KS2 English: Beano – How to create a comic” project here

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