Into the Adventurewoods
During the summer of 2017, as part of our Do It Together project for Rudheath and Witton Together, we worked with Rudheath Primary Academy on storymaking. Mixing visual art with outdoor learning and stories, we created a school story that grew as it moved from class to class. Each group picked up where the one before left off and took our adventure further, or they added to the background detail and the story-ecology of Rudheath. These sessions were planned as Family Learning Events, inviting parents, grandparents, and guardians to join us and working with activities and ideas that we hoped children and adults could take away and play with in their own right at other times. This strategy has been a delightful success with enthusiastic adults pitching in, drawing, making , laughing and talking with our storymaking teams of children
We grew Street Stories: tales of the streets of Northwich where the last whispers of the Midnight Garden with its Unicorn Flowers linger on the corner of Belmont St, where the Tornado Trees can still be found in unexpected places and where the lost Golden Shoe and its Mouse might yet be found
We grew a whole tale of a quest for a stolen rabbit that took us far from the streets we knew, through the wildwoods and the dangerwoods until, at last, in the adventurewoods, our heroes feasted from the spaghetti trees and the candyfloss trees and at the end of their journey had to make a choice with a multi-coloured man in a multi-coloured boat…
The full story can be downloaded here.
It should print out on A4 landscape and if you print odd pages first then turn those pages over and print even you should get a booklet you can fold and staple together