The work with puppets and backgrounds has finally been edited. The final session at St Sids had the children working on Indian dance. They then designed masks and backgrounds to make a small stage to perform on. This was a lot of fun for everyone, and you could see the development of the children from their control of puppets to holding up the masks. Developing their creative play skills into more focussed artistic output is challenging, but even over a few sessions it is possible to see their understanding grow. At West Exe, we finished off the puppets of the children and their families. It was tricky to get them to engage in memories, but we spent time exploring the things they like to do with their family through various art forms. These four weeks were more focussed around the process of engaging with the families in a creative way than artistic output, but the children still made some great stuff. There were many interesting chats with parents and staff about ideas for activities they can run in the future or things they can try at home.
Here are our films. Enjoy.