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katie Aardman Staff Posted: Jul 9th 2007

Wallace and Gromit are fronting a major Government-backed campaign to turn the Primary school children of today into the inventors of tomorrow!

"Cracking Ideas", developed by the Intellectual Property Office and Aardman Animations, aims to offer and exciting and inspiring way for children to innovate. The initiative will use lesson plans, a nationwide competition, teaching resources and a dedicated website ( to bring innovation into lessons for Key Stage Two as a part of the National Curriculum.

Schools entering the competition will encourage children to follow in Wallace and Gromit’s footsteps by creating inventions from everyday objects. Photographs will be submitted through and regional and national winners selected. Prizes will be awarded to schools. Lesson plan topics in the project include Design and Technology, Literacy and Numeracy.

Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit expressed how pleased he was with the association.
"Inventiveness has always been central to Wallace’s character and I have sketch books full of Wallace’s eccentric inventions that have never made it to the screen. It is fantastic that Wallace & Gromit can excite young kids about innovation in the classroom."

If you want your school to take part please visit: for more information. Entries to the competition will be accepted during the summer term with winners announced in the autumn term.

James Posted: Aug 18th 2007

My school took part in this year wrong trosers day it was alot of fun and im doing it again next year

concon Posted: Nov 17th 2007

i was going to as well be we ran out of time to organize it

concon Posted: Nov 17th 2007

hi katie can you tell me if nick park will come to glasgow please


doag Posted: Apr 30th 2009


ilkka Posted: May 1st 2009

hello katie!!! and thanks ;):D:)

101Gromit Posted: Sep 30th 2010

I HAVE BROUGHT BACK THE OLDEST W&G FORUM POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this amazing trick was done by 101Gromit THE MAGICIAN!!!

gravalace Posted: Dec 6th 2010

gravalace Posted: Dec 6th 2010

I love Gromit I'm waiting until the Latvian cartoon come to me now is the wrong trousers a flight to the moon, nogrists hooked. Therefore vedied to Latvia.

gravalace Posted: Dec 6th 2010

Please Bring to Latvia cartoon of Wallace and :'(Gromit my brother like preston my not like and brother

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