Today 6KL enjoyed a visit from a Shadow Puppeteer. From the very start the children showed fantastic enthusiasm and interest and were quick to ask questions and try to explain some of the Science behind the techniques.
We enjoyed an exciting performance and were amazed at the variety of animals and shapes that could be formed with our hands alone. The children tried many of the animals themselves and we found that some were definitely trickier than others; our visitor explained that some new shadow shapes could take up to 6 months to learn!
When we returned to class the children were keen to watch some different styles of shadow theatre, including some moving shadow dance performances.
We then made our own shadow puppets of favourite animals (and even managed a small puppet show against a classroom wall!) and then spent some time learning how to do some further shadows of animals and objects.
Overall, the children seemed to have a great afternoon, which was lovely to see- I wouldn’t be too surprised if some of the class tried some of their new shadow skills at home!