January 26, 2015
Once Upon A Time… Bespoke Book Week Project!
Once upon a time… a wonderfully talented Princess from the Kingdom of One Day Creative, travelled to a land far, far away to visit some very special Year 1 pupils at Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School in Norfolk. Her name was Princess Sam, and she had been blessed with marvellous magical powers. With these incredible gifts, Princess Sam was able to bring enchanting stories vividly to life with the wonders of music, drama and dance.
For an entire four days, Princess Sam mesmerized her new friends with a delightful story entitled ‘The Mysterious Case of Bo-Peeps Missing Sheep’. They spent their days together exploring the world of Bo-Peep – meeting Old Macdonald, the Pied Piper, the Big Bad Wolf and a whole host of other wonderful characters along the way.
Their journey overflowed with special and magical moments. They even discovered brand new, creative talents and they helped Princess Sam create a completely unique ‘Ba Ba Black Sheep’ dance!
Most importantly, using their incredible imaginations and amazing new drama skills – they all became the clever, inquisitive detectives needed to solve the crime! To each cry of ‘Detective Detective’, they answered with ‘Hmmmm what’s the problem?’, and the young investigators interrogated each of the fairytale suspects. Steadily, the Year 1 crime-busters unraveled the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Bo-Peep’s sheep AND they caught the villain of the tale…
DUH, DUH, DUUUUUUUUH!!!!!
There was fun, laughter and even tears. When the identity of the sheep-thief was revealed – one young heroine (somewhat off-script) cried, “How could they DO such a thing?!?”
With lots of entertaining games, exaggerated characters and fun sing-a-longs – Princess Sam and her Year 1 performers created a magical Play In A Week for everyone in their extraordinary Kingdom, and it was celebrated and applauded for miles around! As Princess Sam started on her journey back home to the Kingdom of One Day Creative, she knew that she had blessed all of her new friends with the magical gifts of music, drama and dance, and that they would all live happily ever after… until she could visit them again.
We loved working with Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School, and we would love to visit you as well! Please contact us for more information on how we can bring your Book Week to life or visit our workshops page and take a look at our ‘Once Upon A Time’ and ‘The Gruffalo’ Projects.
Love, the One Day Team x