State of Play has just finished another successful Learning Adventure with Rushcombe First School, Corfe Mullen. This year the school wanted to include the themes of spirituality and philosophy in the theme.
Working in partnership with staff, we created a new open-ended play “Sophie and the Colour Thief” which told the story of a young girl, a monkey, a crow and a philosopher who are at a loss when someone or something steals the colours of the world away. They seek the help of the children in the school and ‘enrol’ them as expert problem solvers to investigate the theft and get the colours back.
The story evolves over six weeks, forming the topic for all year groups’ class work, further stimulated by two more visits from the actors – the second half way through and the last for a Finale which ends with a celebration of what’s been achieved.
The children were highly engaged throughout the Learning Adventure, proving thoughtful and skilful at debating the morality of the Colour Thief and producing original paintings, poetry, songs, dances and music, powerful written work, such as Letters of Persuasion (read aloud during the middle phase) and Maths and Science.
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