Throughout last term, Year 5 studied ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman. The children designed and made their own shadow-puppets inspired by the book; in groups they wrote a script and used them within a performance in front of the class. They explored the traditional shadow puppets from South East Asia and the work of German animator and film director, Lotte Reiniger.


This was a DT/Art project and each of the puppets have articulated arms and a basic mechanism (lever) to create moving parts. The children worked very hard to make these and have really enjoyed testing and evaluating them through their performance.


Please view the gallery below: