Children from Norton St Philip and Rode First schools recently celebrated the end of their ‘Tales and Teeth’ project by inviting parents and grandparents to join them in a Fantastical Fairytale land!
Children and staff dressed as story characters Including Red Riding Hood and wolves. Parents followed a trail around the school which led them to a Story Machine which gave out stories about kind wolves. The children had formed their own animal welfare group, ‘The Wolf Protection Society’ and were distributing leaflets with positive messages about wolves. The older children used the laptops with their parents to produce pictures of mixed-up animal creatures. The youngest children had designed and built beds for the Three Bears which included sewing hand-printed duvets. Outside, children took their parents on a Story Walk using GPS location devices. The story led them to the curious hub-cap flowers in the garden and past clay faces hidden in the trees.The oldest class had worked hard producing dioramas which told a fairy tale within a box with moving parts. Performing Arts teacher Zoe Manifold led the children in a performance of ukuleles and percussion.
Head Teacher of Norton St Philip and Rode First Schools, Carolyn Tommey said “ This was a wonderful way to showcase the children’s huge talents and the emphasis we put on creative learning using technology alongside our stunning outdoor environments. This has been our first joint event since the two schools formed a permanent federation in March and we are lookingforward to many more shared learning events in the future.”
The afternoon ended with the annual Design and Technology Challenge which required the children to decorate an egg as a story character and project it down a ramp in a home-made vehicle. Brothers Herbie and Morris Leber romped to victory at Norton with their vehicles and their Dad Joe won the parents race making it a hat trick for the family.