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‘Mechanimals’ bring generations together in Story Makers Project

posted 22 Mar 2016, 09:26 by Sophie Lewis
Year 7 at Greenfield Community College have been working with creative practitioners to create imaginary and fantastical ‘mechanimals’ who are at the centre of our story makers project.

Story makers is a GAMP AAP initiative which is being managed and developed by Greenfield Arts to promote literacy and intergenerational play and create a love of literature through making stories.

The ‘mechanimal’ puppets not only feature in the stories but the students have had the opportunity to take them along to local primary schools to interact with younger children bringing the generations together in learning and creative play. Children from Byerley Park and Stephenson Way Primary School were thrilled to be involved in the project and meet the ‘mechanimals’ and help the older students bring them to life.

The ‘mechanimals’ were given names and personalities which will lead to an app featuring these characters and this will help promote literacy through creative play. We will be delivering family sessions and more primary activity to share the app, for more information please contact us on 01325 379048.




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