At the end of the session we wrote the blog as a group:
Last week we met puppets and wrote a story about who we thought they were, where they come from etc. and discussed them.
We read out some of these stories, and looked at some of the themes and ideas that came from them:
Theme of family problems: intergenerational disagreements, Alzheimer’s, missing out on daughter’s childhood due to overwork, “tension between father and a daughter’s wishes for future” etc
“I really liked the idea of the family arguing so I made two siblings be arguing like real life”
“I liked the ways you could find ways to link the stories and tie them together”
“I found it difficult to create something from nothing by myself” 7 students agreed with this.
But 5 “knew straight away what I was going to do”.
We drew out pictures of scenes inspired by this discussion and by last week’s work.
We shared them with the class. We hung similar scenes together and made connections between them. Then we split into pairs and developed storylines around some of the ideas.
We started planning our story and what we are going to do for the next while. We drew storyboards in pairs.