“It was a challenging day, but the feeling when you accomplish it (making a puppet) is amazing!” Year 5 Dolphin Pupil.
Last Friday was an extraordinary day for the Upper School! Pupils were treated to a Google Meet call with master marionette maker, Tony Sinnett- one of only 3 Marionette craftsmen in the UK. ( https://companyofmarionettes.com ) He beamed in from his studio in Sussex and shared his journey, inspiration and the process of making puppets with us. ‘Inspired’ was the most common word used to describe the call.
Pupils then effortlessly set to work designing, creating and constructing their puppets. Marvellous ideas erupted within the classrooms and the pupils charged into a full day of problem solving and building. In the end, the classrooms held an extraordinary range of creations; pupils learned so many new skills and overcame a wide variety of challenges. It was unanimously a 10/10 day.
A huge thank you to Mrs Nicholson who put the whole day together.