A TEACHER-LED ADVENTURE
Primary SChool Project • NOV 2016 - PRESENT
Trapped inside the pages of a dusty old book, two tiny people are itching for adventure. If you find a book mysteriously moved or fallen from the shelves of your local library, you might wonder if they are near...
A Teacher-Led Adventure is a brand new Punchdrunk Enrichment project for primary schools, led by the teacher in the classroom. It aims to inspire and develop imaginative teaching practices for literacy; placing the teacher at the centre of the creativity.
The teacher and their class read a mysterious old picture book about two mischievous and messy tiny people with a love of stories but when they return to the book the following day the pages are all blank, except for two sets of tiny footprints… and they discover that the tiny characters have escaped. Will the pupils be able to get them back to safety, before it’s too late?
Teachers are given all the tools to lead a creative learning project for their pupils which aims to ignite and inspire a passion for writing whilst raising standards in reading, speaking and listening.
This project is suitable for years 1 - 4 and is currently in pilot phase after being launched at the Punchdrunk Enrichment Symposium in November 2016 with a focus group of teachers.
QUOTES & FEEDBACK
“This project had a big impact on reluctant writers” Year 3/4 Teacher, 2016
“The children were very keen to write about where they thought the characters might be, with lots of original ideas and good quality writing” Year 3 Teacher, 2016
“I had pages of writing from children who usually struggle to put pen to paper.” Year 3 Teacher, 2016
“This project was brilliant. My colleague and I were so excited about teaching the lessons and the resources that were provided were outstanding! Thank you. The props were of such a high quality, totally believable and easy to set up. It was a pleasure to teach and reminded me why I became a teacher.” Year 2 Teacher, 2016
Director: Tara Boland
Designer: Kirsty Harris
Illustrator: Grace Brennan
Graphic Design: James Wright
Photos by Paul Cochrane