The Very Hungry Caterpillar project for Key Stage 1

Barrow 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar project for Key Stage 1
A creative collaboration with Liverpool John Moore's University for Dance with Key Stage 2

In response to a request from our local schools for more dance opportunities for Key Stage 1 we approached the dance department at  Liverpool John Moore's University for a creative collaboration.  Together we worked with Lecturers and students to devise a project proposal  for Key stage 1 based on the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  We consulted with KS1 advisors and their feedback shaped the nature and content of the project e.g primary colours, big shapes,a variety of formations, a range of music.  The final result was a workshop led by third year students for KS1 followed by their performance of the story accompanied by a Narrator.  Colourful character costumes and surprises unfolded throughout the dance, big and small props and emotive soundtrack captivated our young audiences.  This was used as a model of best practice in teaching creative collaboration and devising education productions for undergraduates. 

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