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POSTPONED: Table-top Puppet Making, with Little Angel Theatre

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Course (twilight)
This practical session will provide you with all the knowledge you need to bring table-top puppet making into your classroom. Together with an experienced facilitator, you’ll explore how this versatile medium can support learning across age groups and curriculum areas.

Using easy-to-source materials, you’ll make your own puppet based on a character from a book or story. You’ll also gain tips for puppeteering, so that pupils can bring their puppets to life.

You’ll learn how puppet making can be adapted for children across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and support many curriculum areas, including Design and Technology, topic work and writing for a purpose.

Along with anything you’ve made, you’ll take away a resource so that you can share your knowledge and skills with pupils and colleagues.

We recommend you come to the session with an idea for a character you would like to make, and bring along the book or some images for reference.

NB This session is taking place at Little Angel Studios, Sebbon Street Community Centre, Sebbon Street, N1 2EH

The CPD is part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, delivered by Islington Council's Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement teams.

Learning outcomes

  • Increased confidence in using table-top puppets in the classroom 

  • Gained skills and knowledge in table-top puppet making

  • Explored how table-top puppets can support learning across the curriculum, including Design and Technology, topic work, and literacy

  • Gained ideas for adapting table-top puppet making to different age groups and needs

Additional information
About Little Angel
Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since its doors first opened in 1961, the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. Puppetry is at the heart of this innovative theatre, from igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds to equipping tomorrow’s puppeteers with the tools they need to succeed.

As well as an internationally recognised theatre with productions touring throughout the UK and across the globe, Little Angel Theatre also has its roots in Islington, and works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form.
Course categories
School Improvement
Target Audience
KS1 Teachers / KS2 Teachers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Little Angel Theatre, Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage
Course organised by
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Islington Cultural Enrichment
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External cost
Start Date
Wednesday 1 April 2020
End Date
Wednesday 1 April 2020
16:00 - 18:00
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