Super pupils make puppets in time for Christmas at picturesque school

By Jill Dando News

Pupils at Pawlett Primary School Academy in Somerset have embarked on a four week project to make puppets.

Once finished they will demonstrate their puppets in a Christmas in front of the whole school.

This week they have used Design Technology skills to explore different ways of joining two pieces of fabric by gluing, pinning and stapling. 

Pupil making his puppet

The future stages involved a variety of creative and expressive skills, culminating in dozens of puppets to use.

Principal, Emma Barker said: “We are so impressed at the incredible creativity and range of talents from the pupils. 

“They have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this exciting project.

“We cannot wait to see the final product and to see them entertain at Christmas.”

The Pawlett school site is in one of Britain’s most picturesque settings near the Mendip Hills one inhabited by King Alfred the Great.

Last year pupils and staff unveiled their stunning new Learning Lodge with hexagonal features and sensory plants – opening up even more opportunities for outside learning.

Their new Learning Lodge supports all subjects including maths, English, religious education, computing, Science and more.

The school, which has a history in the village over 150 years ago, is situated in incredibly stunning grounds with sports pitches, a forest school, adventure playground, and next door to a state-of-the-art community club with a 3G football pitch.

It has its own Jill Dando News Centre for pupils.

If you’d like to know more about the school, get in touch

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