As our Cambridge schools' half-term comes to an end, and our Hertfordshire schools look forward to a week off, here's a quick look back at what we've been up to over the past few months!
Our classes at Bewick Bridge in Cambridge, and Central Primary in Watford have already painted their heads this week - some great characters developing!
Lots of our classes this year have now sculpted their puppet heads and created some amazing characters - we're looking forwards to seeing their puppets develop!
Last week, many of the children at Highwood Primary School were on a residential trip, so we asked our friends at Sculptaface to run a workshop for the children who stayed behind at school. They practised their sculpting and character creating techniques in preparation for making their puppet heads the following week - we were very impressed with the results!
In amongst all our new projects (more on them soon!), the YPPT brought some of our puppets and a basic stage to the Cherry Hinton Festival 2018 and set them up for festivalgoers to have a go. Despite being in the Children's Marquee, the activity was a hit with all ages!
A busy week this week with the new project leaders for 2018 on our project leader training camp! We had three intensive days of puppetmaking, ending with a masterclass by Ronnie Le Drew.
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A new experience for the YPPT - a thank you video from the Year Six classes at Shirley Community Primary School in Cambridge! They had some lovely things to say about the project and what they'd learned - here are a few clips.
We've had a wonderfully busy end of term with fantastic performances of all five of this year's shows. You can find photos of all the performances here
The Year Six children at The Grove Primary School in Cambridge became the first group to perform their show this week, with two great performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream! Videos will follow in the next few weeks.