VIDEO: Halesworth boy’s animation wins him a trip to Wallace and Gromit studio

An 11-year-old from Halesworth has visited the home of Wallace and Gromit after winning a national competition.

Aidan Booker won the chance to travel to Aardman Animations' studio in Bristol after triumphing in the under 11 category of the Sustrans film-making competition.

Aidan, who is home schooled, impressed the judges after spending a week making a two-minute animated film about why he loved cycling.

The competition was celebrating the 15th anniversary of the National Cycle Network, which was developed by UK charity Sustrans.

Aidan's prize for winning was an exclusive tour of Aardman's studios with his family. There he saw some new projects being filmed, met some of the stop-motion animation teams, visited the workshops to learn how the models are made and received some advice from the animators and model-makers.

He said: 'I learned so much from meeting the Aardman teams and it was a real treat to go into studio and see how it works on a big scale. Now I just want to get started on my next animation and start using all their advice.'

To view Aidan's film click on the link on the top right of this page.

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