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Sunshine Street and the children of Clapgate Nursery

Here's our starting point .....
 
Lawrence, the artist at number 1, is spending time looking out of his window…he is drawing the sun and the clouds as well as some of the things that stay still and don’t move…he’s having colour days...his next one will be red.
 
Edward at number 2 is Ida’s father and she lives with him…they are both explorers…he can’t wait to get exploring again…he wants to be on board a ship in the middle of an ocean, sliding down a mountainside being chased by wolves, swimming through caves underneath the earth…but he is stuck in his house.
 
Ida, Edward’s daughter at number 2 is getting ready to go on their next adventure, whatever it is…she’s getting clothes for different weathers… looking for her snorkel and wetsuit… making a tent out of a duvet … deciding what food to take with her.
 
And Pearl, the dinner lady at number 3, mother of a teenage boy and a younger girl, is out in the garden tidying up… listening to sounds… singing to herself… when she goes inside, she’s sorting out her pile of odd socks… thinking about what’s for tea… she’s planning to go on a sound walk collecting everything she can hear…
 
And we are about to go back to our face to face work. Hooray!

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An online extravaganza

With the support of the Chartered Accountants' Livery Company and Hillards Trust our adventures with Icarus Bly from The Museum Of Untold Stories and Frederick the Fisherman from Filey continue apace.
 
Here's some of the beautiful work produced in school and at home.

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Festival time

Today it's Festival Time with Frederick the Fisherman from Filey and Icarus Bly from The Museum Of Untold Stories at Methley Primary.
 
Songs, poetry, stories, videos, dancing, picture making .... hooray.

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Icarus Bly and Frederick the Fisherman ....

... are about to launch whole school online intractive residencies culminating in video festivals for children, teachers and families.
 
Exciting!

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On into 2021

And now .... hold on to your hats .... and your oars ... and your thwarts .... and your gunnels ... and whatever else you need to hold on to.

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Hello hello here we go!

Into Christmas
 
Best Wishes from all at A&K!

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Thanks to National Lottery Players ....

.... for supporting Alive & Kicking's work this year. Crossing our fingers for the future!

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We are live face to face (almost!) in schools

Plus masks and visor and a lot more distancing than in this pic Martin Riley for Alive & Kicking is in school right now with our Victorians workshop.

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Frederick the Fisherman working with the MA in Drama and Creative Writing in Education at Leeds Beckett University

Thank you so much for running the fantastic session for our MA Drama students. It was wonderful to hear about the projects that Alive and Kicking Theatre have undertaken since lockdown and the ways in which you have used online platforms to continue to explore stories so innovatively with schools.
 
Your expertise at bringing 'Fredrick the Fisherman' to life online and the multiple ways in which you bring the audience and children into the story was exhilarating. Our students learned so much about integrating curriculum through story and the importance of democratic learning.
 
 

Lisa Stephenson
Course Leader MA Drama & Creative Writing in Education

 

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Black History Month and beyond

Fourteen primary schools are now using our Windrush education pack. If you would like to be number 15 please email aliveandkicking@ntlworld.com
 
Here's the link to the trailer on vimeo  https://vimeo.com/451534782

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