Wednesday 13th November – Greys Class experience a shadow puppet masterclass.

On Wednesday Greys class welcomed “Finger and Thumb Theatre Company” into their class.

The whole school watched a performance were creatures, animals and stories were created with only the use of light, a circular screen, music and a pair of hands!

Children from all classes were so inspired by what they had seen that at break time a line of children were to be found creating animal shadows on the fence. Can you spot the wolf and crab below?

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After break we were introduced to different types of puppets from other countries. Many children tried to hold a traditional “Mr Punch” hand puppet – they found it heavy due to it having a wooden head and hands.

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In the afternoon we worked hard designing our own moving shadow puppets.

 

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When the puppets were finally cut out the children took them to Drew from “Finger and Thumb Theatre” to get them attached to sticks.

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And here are a few examples of how the puppets looked behind the screen – they are fabulous!

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Here is a photograph of all our shadow puppets.

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What a super day! Thank you “Finger and Thumb Theatre Company”.

To watch a video of the shadow puppets – please go to the following link.

http://youtu.be/kSxxtYABR0A