Puppet workshop visits school

PUBLISHED: 10:10 08 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:03 31 May 2010

Katie Fitzgerald, Georgina Benton and Olie Bennett with puppets that Peter Allday from Solo Puppets took to Great Sampford Primary School - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Katie Fitzgerald, Georgina Benton and Olie Bennett with puppets that Peter Allday from Solo Puppets took to Great Sampford Primary School - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

CHILDREN at Great Sampford Primary School had a treat last week when a one-man puppet show visited the school. Peter Allday took his company Solo Puppets, based in Great Yarmouth, to the school to perform a show and help them create their own characters.

CHILDREN at Great Sampford Primary School had a treat last week when a one-man puppet show visited the school.

Peter Allday took his company Solo Puppets, based in Great Yarmouth, to the school to perform a show and help them create their own characters.

The school's literacy co-ordinator, Lindsay Hamilton, said the event last Thursday was one of the most enjoyable events the school had ever held.

"Thanks to a fund-raising activity raising £600, we were able to give the children a bit of a treat and get this puppet workshop to visit us," she said.

"First of all Peter put on a show using a set, stage and puppets that were entirely his creation.

"After the show, children split up into groups and made heads and hands for their puppets."

The youngsters then put on shows based on stories and fairy tales using the puppets they created before taking their masterpieces home.

Mrs Hamilton said: "It was great fun watching them working together and they all got to take their puppets home at the end.

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