Shadow Puppets with Primary Schools

Over the past 8 months we’ve been working on a transition project at Orchard School Bristol and primary schools in North Bristol. Every fortnight we spend a day with year 5 students, and bring a story they are reading in class to life through shadow puppetry.

We begin by playing some drama games, and learning about the kinds of shadows we can make with the OHP. We then make a huge mess in the normally peaceful library, and create scenes from the stories. After a break and a squash, we film the stories in the drama studio, and year 5 take the film back with them to show the rest of their school in assemblies. Last week we made Anancy and the Turtle -a taster for St Paul’s Carnival in July. Here are some stills, and you can watch the Anancy film on youtube.

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