Here we come ....

Half-term nearly over and here we come again. Rumour has it that the portal has landed at Pudsey Tyersal Primary School where the children and staff will encounter strange happenings in the coming week. And Year 5 Ravens from Fearnville will be visiting too.
We are ready - are you?

Lighthouse Island at Beeston st Anthony's

The giant octopus, the sharp finned sharks, rowing, running across the waters, all these couldn't save Tom's boat from the hundred year wave. 
I'm looking forward to reading the questions for Molly, Mary and Meg, the ten rules of the sea, new designs for Tom's boat and the other Lighthouse Island stories.

here we come Beeston St Anthony's

And now .... landing in South Leeds having zipped around the ring road via who-knows-where, the space time portal is humming quietly in a corner of Beeston St Anthony's Primary school hall, waiting for the school to open its doors again.
The hum will change to bleeping and more and all will be revealed. Thanks to Farsley Farfield for a warm welcome to MoUS last week. By it was hot in the school hall! And in the imaginations too!

Off we go again

The Museum Of Untold Stories lands at Farsley Farfield Primary School this week. Watch out for strange objects, time and space portals, a peculiar hum in the school hall and pieces of chalk.

Building a space-time portal

If you happen to peek through the A&K portacabin at Farsley Farfield this week, you might notice the Alive and Kicking crew putting together a strange and mysterious machine. According to the plans we have been given, it is a time space portal ready to beam curators from a distant star to right here and right now....we hope...
I have attached the plans - if anyone has any idea where the skid wheels should go, or how to build a story wheel, please let us know...
Now, where's that spanner....

Here we go again

Rehearsals for the Museum Of Untold Stories are well underway and strange sightings of peculiar people dressed in peculiar clothing are to be seen in Alive and Kicking's base at Farsley Farfield.
The AAK portal will be landing in Farsley Farfield Primary School, Pudsey Tyersal Primary School, Beeston St Anthony's Primary School, Clapgate Primary School, Hob Moor Primary School and Bramley St Peter's Primary School over the next few weeks and groups from Fearnville Primary will be searching the horizon to see if they can spot it somewhere near their area too.
The swifts are back, so summer must be coming. And so is MoUS.

Day Three at New Bewerley

Yesterday was our final Day One at New Bewerley Primary School. The rain poured down all day long - but the hall was full of sunshine and laughter as the children of Year 3 /4 worked hard to bring the story of Granny's Underground Garden to life. Highlights of the day were a fantastically stompy Baron Overblow  and an Old Lady who spoke the most extraordinary curse before dropping down dead. The people from the village had spread rumours like wildfire - the worm had ten heads, ten eyes and was ten feet long!
At the meeting of the Ferrish, Ouzle gathered strong support and nearly every Ferrish in the room except for Teazle and one loyal supporter leapt to their feet to rescue Granny...such excitement. When the ship caught fire just as they were setting off, the Ferrrish already had their bailing buckets at hand...a more ready bunch of Ferrish sailors we have never seen. Looking forward to seeing what happens next week...
What were your favourite parts of the day? 

Mr Hirsch and the Year 4's at New Bewerley

What a great day at New Bewerley with Mr Hirsch, Miss Head and the Year Fours. We met a Granny who cleaned her nose with a toothbrush and one who could chew her own toenails!! Recipes for Granny included Brocolli Icecream with an asparagus flake - yum! When Charlie and Rhys found out they were going to Granny's house for the weekend, Charlie fell to her knees to beg and plead but it didn't make any they went. After a heated discussion between the Ferrish, we decided to rescue Granny from the Worzlum and to try and persuade Teazle that living Uptop wouldn't really that bad - especially with Elland Road to visit! It was a really exciting and creative day and we can't wait to see you all next Wednesday for more adventures in Granny's Underground Garden.... 

Day One at New Bewerley

The final two weeks of Granny's Underground Garden kicked off today with our first visit to New Bewerley School, Beeston. We are in New Bewerley three times this week and next - which is fantastic - it will give us a chance to really work with the staff and children and take root a watch out NB... We began our marathon with the wonderful Year 3 who made us welcome from the minute we stumbled into their classroom with our strange case. The morning began with a wonderful punishment for Charlotte and Alicia - who had to spend the whole weekend at their Headteacher's cleaning her house from top to bottom - with a toothbrush! Recipes for Granny included Beetroot and Mint Icecream - which some of the staff quite fancied. We then met a burping Granny, a falling over Granny and a dancing Granny - what a collection. And Baron Overblow knew how to stomp a bit!!
My favourite bit of the day, however, was the creation of the Ferrish village. We had workers who dug holes, sculpted rocks, put out volcanoes and caught fish - the school and the market place were full of Ferrish wonders. Great work! 
We are really looking forward to more next Monday. And don't forget Year 3 - keep those lips zipped - both ways!!

New Easter Recipes

The Alive and Kicking crew have been off on their Easter break -but it look like some people have been busy - dreaming up new recipes for Granny's Cookbook. Have a look on the Children's Pages and follow the link for Granny's Underground Garden for some amazing new concoctions including Mint Icecream with Pea Sprinkles, Sproutberry Trifle and Cauliflour Chocolate Brownies. Granny has invited Rhys and Charlotte over for Easter Sunday dinner - and is planning to try some of these out!