Wired and Wild outreach in schools
We had a fantastic time taking Wired, Wild and Alive into 7 schools, the children were so excited by Alice and the creatures, we got an amazing reaction, it was lovely to see!
There was a special assembly in the morning to meet the characters, the children then went on underwater adventures with Alice, wrote Fab fishy poems with Rik and made underwater shadow puppets with me (Mandy) for a special performance at the end of the day!
We also went on another adventure to the rainforest and had a special visitor Andrew Gray with his live exotic creatures to help us learn about the tree frogs of Costa Rica. Children went on a trek through the forest with Alice, made giant Birdwing butterflies with me and created super hero teams with Rik to help the Rainforest.
What people said about Wired and Wild Outreach programme in Schools
The Wired, Wild and Alive art project captured the children’s attention from the start. They were engaged and motivated throughout the day, responding well to the expertise of the storyteller Alice who really brought the sea creatures to life and mesmerised the children with her array of props, creatures and costumes . The children embraced a number of aspects of the arts in a project which which looked at animals and there habitats, which culminated in a high quality performance at the end of the day involving puppetry and poetry.
Sheenagh Newton XII Apostle RC Primary
“It was great to be involved in the Wired, Wild and Alive Projects. Both the children and staff learnt lots from working alongside the artists on the day and developed skills and techniques which can be used again in the future. We are looking forward to being involved in more environmental projects with Wired and Wild !”
Leigh Central Primary School
“A very creative day crossing a number of art forms!
Art: Mandy’s knitted puppets are so detailed!
Laminated shadow puppets by yr 4 magically displayed in show!
Drama: engaging performances by Alice took the children on a journey.
Poetry: lively and funny
Great characterisation of Spike and Huey by Rik!
Visuals also great on screen on a backdrop to final performance, animated art.
Please let us know details for show in Manchester.”
Atherton Sacred Heart RC primary
“Everything really enjoyable, children focused and joining in, suitable for all ages”
Would you like them to come again? “Yes please!”
Elizabeth Leeroyd yr 3,4 teacher
Barlow hall Primary Manchester
” Presented in a fun way, keeping the children engaged and enthused!
Even the children who were unsure took great pride in presenting their work to the whole school!”
Would definitely want Wired and Wild to come again!
“So rich, the storyteller brought the story to life and captivated the children!
Alice captured the children’s imaginations, the colours, costumes used, the expression she used, the way she got the children to move around and put themselves in the creatures shoes all aided this!
One of the few sessions where the boy I work with was mesmerised and left having learnt about the Amazon and the coral reef and the creatures that live there. He still talks about the sessions to date.i think it’s a positive way for children to learn, particularly those with special needs who find the classroom setting difficult.”
Learning support assistant for a boy with autism
Barlow Hall primary Manchester
“It was the best assemblies we have ever had at our school!!!”
Sophie aged 7, Leigh Central primary School