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Beautiful Mountains

Fresh from the mountains, the children of Clapgate Nursery have created these collages with Pearl the dinner lady and Audrey the cook to guide Edward the explorer and his daughter Ida back home to Sunshine Street.
But first they have to get to the seaside, to face the waves, the shifting sands and some of the rubbish they will find on the beach.
Adventures for Alive & Kicking and young children getting ready to move from nursery to reception.

Sunshine Street latest ... up at the top of the mountain

Here's Edward the Explorer sending his latest picture to the children of Clapgate Nursery. A mountain top today .... what to call the mountain .... how to get down .... how to be safe .... how to look after mother nature ... what makes a mountain a mountain???  The children will know just what to do!

Sunshine Street update ....

 .... we are in full swing at Clapgate Nursery and here's Phoebe's picture showing us how to get out of the swamp in the jungle .... 

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!

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.

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.

Icarus Bly and Frederick the Fisherman ....

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

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.

Hello hello here we go!

Into Christmas
Best Wishes from all at A&K!

Thanks to National Lottery Players ....

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