Wind in the Willows
Posted on 11th January 2019 at 14:43
St Leonard’s Frist school
A brilliant first week back. This week Ingestre was host to a small group from Staffordshire. With just 17 children, St Leonard’s were able to have Ingestre all to themselves. The groups theme for the week was ‘Wind in Willows’, focusing on expressing this through Drama and Visual Art.
The week started with a team building exercise to get the group in the creative mood. Using paper the task was to create masks in the relation to the weeks’ theme. This led to a nice range of rabbits and other woodland creatures appearing all over Ingestre. After some lunch, it was time begin sessions with Richard and Heather. The creative spark was definitely there! In both Visual Arts and Drama with the groups coming up with intriguing ways to tell the story of the ‘Wind in the Willows’.
We finished the week off by sharing the children’s work. In Drama, we had a captivating reenactment of ‘Wind in the Willows’ with Toad’s gypsy caravan being brought to life through some impressive physical theatre. In Visual Art we saw some clay figures of ‘Ratty’ as well as a big art painting of ‘Mole’ lost in the Wild Woods. The work that was created was truly incredible, especially given the short time frame.
St. Leonard’s also enjoyed some competitive games of tables tennis, a visit to our WW1 exhibition, disco and movie night during their down time. All of this alongside the outstanding artwork and drama which was created, the group should be extremely proud of themselves.
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