James Pemberton Class teacher; Yr1/2 Grove Primary School, Trowbridge.
1. How successful do you feel that the project was in meeting its stated aims?
Very successful: the children developed drawing, puppet making and performing skills
throughout the project. They were introduced to a wonderful visual experience far
removed from anything they had experienced before. The children chosen were chosen
for their creative abilities and not their academic and some of these showed very
good results-they had achieved much and were not overshadowed by others. The children
acquired a simple knowledge of Hindu Gods & Goddesses as well.
2. How did you find the organisation of the workshops and liasing with the artists
(or as artists, liasing with the teaching staff)?
The organisation was straightforward due to easy contact between all concerned. Any
concerns/organisational issues were easily sorted out. The days went very smoothly.
3. What do you feel have been the most successful outcomes of this project?
The wonderful introduction to the possibilities of puppetry: I would love to take
all of this further with greater experiences and possibilities.
4. Do you have any plans for developing some of the ideas /techniques learnt in this
process and integrating them into general class- teaching?
I will be feeding back to other teachers with a view to incorporating ideas where
appropriate into schemes of work.
5. Would you, or school/class be interested in working on similar projects in the