The Beech Academy Puppet Show

As part of our creative cross curricular curriculum this week, KS3 and year 10 have been working on shadow puppetry in drama lessons. The pupils learned about traditional types of shadow puppets from Java, India and China and used some of the ancient techniques we learned about to create our own shadow plays. Year 11 created giant Chinese dragon puppet heads for our younger students to use in lessons about story-telling and legends. It was great to see the pupils discuss ideas from different cultures and then apply them in our lessons to share with everyone.