What a water wonder it was!
We're entering a water world of mythical rain forests and a kingdom in the clouds..Hooked yet? Well I was, reading and listening to the works and imagination from pupils from Darnhill. Five talented primary schools recently took part in a creative writing project to produce a radio play about the water cycle, as part of Darnhill Festival.
The schools involved were Harwood Park Primary School, Heap Bridge Primary School, Hopwood Community Primary School, St Luke's CE Primary School, Hopwood Community Primary School, St Lukes CE Primary School and St Margaret's CE Primary School. They worked alongside professional writers Louise Wallwein and Martin Stannage, and visual artist Isobel Pickup to create the illustrations to help make the worlds come to life. Once the play was written and illustrated, Jason Cook from ALLFM recorded the episodes with young people from M6 Theatre and they a pure audio delight.
The Mystical Rain Forest
Written by pupils from Heap Bridge Primary School & Louise Wallwein.
The Cloud Kingdom
Written by pupils from Hopwood Community Primary School & Martin Stannage.
The River Roch Monster
Written by pupils from St Margaret's CE Primary School & Martin Stannage.
Written by pupils from Harwood Park Primary School & Louise Wallwein.
A Drop in the Ocean
Written by pupils from St Lukes CE Primary School & Louise Wallwein.
Let's find out what the young people thought of the project?
"I liked the writing because it made me think of and feel all different things and emotions"
"As I was writing my ideas were floating"
"It was fun and exciting and because we daydreamed and it made my brain exploded of ideas"