Shadow puppets yr 3 Preston

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The setup in the classroom

Working with 60 students in 2 classrooms to create and perform short performances in a day can be a challenge, but with the DNA shadow puppet show/demo using our OHP & pop up screen we gave these children a fun creative challenge.

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They learned about the science of light, projection, lenses and filters, gave themselves some drawing and writing tasks in storyboarding, design and technology challenges in the crafting of useful shadow puppets and backgrounds and finally confidence in public speaking and performance from the safety of behind a screen.

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They played out stories from Greek Mythology as well as traditional folk tales. By the end of the day they had been seriously challenged, learned lots of skills and understandings by being creative and told us that they had had a really enjoyable day at school today.

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