Pop up puppets
Pop-Up Puppets and Poetry in the Park was funded by the Arts Council England with additional funding from BBC Children in Need was one of our major projects in 2015.
It involved trainees and members bringing their animated puppets and performing group and individual poems, including some about the puppet characters.
There were performances and workshops in local parks and at the "Leyton Big Weekender", a major event attracting 100's of children and parents.
We hoped that children would learn to become confident by expressing their creativity through the puppet. We also showed the children how to write and perform poetry.
The project was a big success. A lot of children learnt to animate puppets and wrote their own poems.