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Sunday, 6 January 2013

The ParaNorman Local Legends Schools and Libraries Initiative + #Giveaway

The ParaNorman Local Legends Schools and Libraries Initiative + Giveaway.


The ParaNorman Local Legends Schools and Libraries Initiative is all about building  relationships with schools and libraries by including exclusive competitions that see the participants showcase their ParaNorman based work to Universal. The idea is that children aged 7-10 can create their own school legends of their own based around their own community having its own local legends, ghost stories, folklore, oral history or unique characters. 




 In the classroom children will research or create these (e.g. you could create a school legend of your own) using history, geography, creative writing, art and drama.  

In the library setting this will take the form of an event using local stories and history as a starting point, inviting local historians, museums, actors, writers in to take part. Throughout the process, teachers and librarians will be using Norman’s tale as an example and using ParaNorman resources to illustrate their teaching/discussion points.

Participating groups can showcase their creative work (work that runs with the themes of ParaNorman) to Universal for a chance to win £1000 of media equipment (for schools) and £*** for a children’s reading area makeover (libraries).  

Suggested ways of doing this are creating an online album, writing a class ‘local’ newspaper, writing a play about their local legend, creating a mural, creating a storyboard or flick book for a stop-motion short story. It sounds like it could be lots of fun.

Resource packs will be mailed out to participating schools and libraries which will include the following:
  1. Covering letter with hints, tips and a drive to online resources for the teacher or librarian
  2. Poster for classroom/event poster for library
  3. ParaNorman giveaways (stickers, bookmarks, postcards, masks)
  4. ParaNorman Local Legends Reporter’s Notebook – a fully branded 8pp notebook with space for children to write their findings, draw and map their discoveries.
All Schools and libraries will then submit their entries for Universal to judge. If you think you're school or library would like to take part, then please do mention it too them. I'm sure Universal would love for you all to get involved, there's some amazing prizes to be won.

They can sign up HERE. The first 100 teachers or librarians to sign up for a pack will receive a free pair of cinema vouchers from Universal! (Awesome)

ParaNorman is out on DVD and Blue Ray on January 28th

The Giveaway is as follows:

Universal have kindly offered one lucky reader the chance to win the brand new ParaNorman DVD and a fabulous gift set. I'm going too keep it simple to enter, giveaways are supposed to be fun, not hard work ;) Here is the prize:




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To Enter : Simply leave me a comment below telling me, If you could have any superpower - what would it be and why?

For An Extra Entry you can tweet : " I Want To #Win The ParaNorman Gift Pack @v82chris http://bit.ly/ZbisCr "

Please leave a separate comment for each entry you do.

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks and end on Sunday 20th January. One winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries. UK entrants only please.

THE WINNER IS _  CONGRATULATIONS TO: 

Entry Number 7 (as drawn by random.org) 

Lynn Fancy

74 comments:

  1. a tidy up power ;) like i point at the duster and it dusts, point at the hoover it hoovers the whole house lol x

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  2. barry mcpherson6 January 2013 06:13

    if i had a superpower it has to be speed taken me ages type this and chores would be done in no time at all

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  4. I would have the power of flight, so that I could get places faster without having to sit in traffic and save money from not needing to buy petrol!

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  5. I would definitely have invisibility and spy on people that I can reveal to be dishonest Like Government etc lol

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  6. Tweeted here https://twitter.com/LemonFancy/status/287934631146307584

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  7. At the minutes would be 'extreme sleep power' - the ability to catch up on a whole nights sleep in just ten minutes, it will make a cat nap feel like a super sonic energy builder!

    @MoolBoots

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  8. I'd like to have the power of teleporting - that way I could be somewhere instantly without all the faff. No more waiting around at airports or driving about for hours. Sorted :)

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  9. I'd love the power to make myself invisible LOL!

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  10. I tweeted :) xx
    https://twitter.com/OoSerzoO/status/287962072082436097

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  11. I would love to be invisible, how good would that be,going wherever you want and spying on people :)

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  12. I would love to be able to clone myself. I could be in more than one place at a time and get so much more done!

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  13. I'd like a magic finger. If I point and wave a certain way things would tidy up. Let the kids trash the house then just wave my little pinky and all toys miraculously find the right boxes or draws!

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  14. I'd like a magic finger. If I point and wave a certain way things would tidy up. Let the kids trash the house then just wave my little pinky and all toys miraculously find the right boxes or draws!

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  15. I'm tweeting now. Eldest son actually reallllly wanted to see that film.
    @buttonf1fan
    Thanks Chris :-)

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  16. I would have the ability to blink and all the washing up is done, blink and all the kids toys fly back into the toy box and my favourite one is to blink and all the ironing is done.

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  17. I have tweeted as @NLK06
    Thanks

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  18. be a super duper cleaner what could clean a house in 5 mins flat

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  19. A built in lie detector... very handy with 3 kids!

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  20. Id love the ability to make my kids behave! Failing that id like mind reading powers!!

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  21. I'd like a magic power that lets u change the shape or appearance of things into how you would like it, just by touching it so you could use it to lose weight and get thinner, or fix any blemishes, or to decorates rooms in the house - would come in really handy!!

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  22. i have also tweeted here

    https://twitter.com/ummziyad/status/288269247686266881

    @ummziyad

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  23. I'd love to be able to control the weather! I always envied Storm in Xmen...

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  24. I've also tweeted! @paddington_ozzi

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  25. I would choose invisibility as my superpower. No particular reason, I just think it would be fun. I would like to fly as well, but I would wear a parachute just in case.

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  26. I tweeted thsi giveaway at https://twitter.com/1brisket/status/288410451845459968

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  27. I would love to have xray vision for good reasons not for bad or silly reasons, imagine how many accidents you could stop or things you prevent from happening, only bad bit is you could only prevent things that are near you.

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  28. The power to stay slim would be nice

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  29. to make time faster at work but when I have me time to slow it down

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  30. To read minds. Then I could understand the thought process of my 4 year old and 8 month old and know what they feel and need when they cannot find the words to express it themselves.

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  31. I would fly so I could quickly go and see my family in Brazil for lunch, then come back to the UK for dinner! :) x

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  32. Tweeted as @LilinhaAngel :) x

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  33. I would love to be invisible! Would be fun & I could spy on the kids and see who was doing what...

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  34. I'd love the power of making my purse fill up everytime I empty it :) Great giveaway tweeted as @beavan68 xx

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  35. Super Hearing working in a Junior school and on a night as a youth worker we need super hearing powers

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  36. I'd have eight arms so I could change The Octopus AKA my daughter's nappy!

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  37. Time Travel for sure, so I can have a look at what life was/is like

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  38. caroline mccabe14 January 2013 13:27

    The power to cook whatever I feel like by the power of thought alone and then clear and wash up at the click of my finger.

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  39. invisibility...you could go for a well earned nap and no one could find you

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  40. mines would be to be invisible !!!
    Then the kids would have to learn to shout on dad all the time ;)

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  41. The power to create calorie free biscuits. Yes. I shall be Cookie Woman!

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  42. id be able to fly so i wouldnt have ti walk anywhere :)

    greig spencer

    greigspencer@live.co.uk

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  43. have tweeted

    greig spencer

    greigo_uk

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  44. Mine would be supermum powers which would clean cook and do rest of the boaring tasks at click of finger leaving time,for fun and games !! My nathan eould love this for his birthday!!

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  45. Telepathy so that i would know exactly what people were thinking all the time.... cheryl hadfield

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  46. tweeted @cheryl7003

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  47. defo the superpower of knowing if someone is lying to me or not!! im a very trusting person and sometimes it comes back and bites me on the bum!!

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  48. i would like to have super heating powers so i can keep my self warm when feeling cold in this snowy weather :)

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  49. I would love to have the superpower of hypnotism that way i could make everyone do what i need them to do, if i had that power my son would never leave his dirty clothes hanging up on the floor, my 2 daughter's would always pick up their jigsaw's a put them back in the boxes and of course my hubby would not decorate the kitchen worktops with used dishes at every opportunity, yes yes yes i would love to have the superpower of hypnotism lol

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  50. i have also tweeted xoxox

    https://twitter.com/cheeksdevil/status/293069422279659520

    @cheeksdevil

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  51. Id have a sixth sense that warns me when i am about to tread on small sharp toys!!

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  52. Id have a sixth sense that warns me when i am about to tread on small sharp toys as i tread on one my small persons toys pretty much daily and it hurts!!

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  53. If I had a super power id ask for the power to heal. I know it sounds soppy but I hate to see pain so would use for the greater good and fix some of those shocking celeb surgery botches while im at it!

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  54. Id like the ability to click my fingers and be at the place I want to be at, I have family all over the country so would be lovely, and obviously holidays would be a regular thing but would able to sleep in my own bed every night :) AMAZING!

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  55. Id like the ability to click my fingers and be at the place I want to be at, I have family all over the country so would be lovely, and obviously holidays would be a regular thing but would able to sleep in my own bed every night :) AMAZING!

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  56. https://twitter.com/LemonFancy/status/293104853209739264

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  57. https://twitter.com/LemonFancy/status/292731975066849281

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  58. I don't know if we were allowed to Tweet more than once but I've done lots I've only published a couple :) @lemonfancy

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  59. Thank you so so so much, this film is awesome and probably one of my all time faves!! Thank you for hosting the comp! XXX

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