On Friday we carried on with our backgrounds at West Exe, with Tamsin Pender doing some lovely work with paints. At the same time we also started to work on puppets with the children, so that they could be combined with their backgrounds to animate their memories. The photo below shows one of the children moving a puppet of him and his dad, while they take a walk, on top of the painting he created of the beach. Lizzie Swinford was working with the children on awareness of their bodies to link with the puppets that they were making. It was a really fun session with lots of messy painting and drawing with their fingers, which is always good for the participants. We also had a child do some painting who had never painted before, as he had never wanted to. These are the joyful moments when you see a parents face light up with pride - I think they were off to buy some paints at the end of the session. One more week of work, and then I think we will have a great little film of their favourite memories.