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Paper Worlds

Paper Worlds

Paper Worlds is a project for primary school children which combines music, puppetry, geography and story telling. Each workshop features a different guest artist who introduces the children to music, instruments and customs from a particular area of the globe.

Participants first learn how to make abstract puppets out of paper and then how to bring these wonderful creations to life. As a safe and malleable material, paper provides the children with great creative freedom without any risk. Once constructed, the puppets act as a medium through which to explore geography, music and culture. Every workshop is interspersed with basic physical theatre games encouraging movement skills, collaboration, creative independence and focus. 

The project enhances the students' speaking and listening skills through discussion and performance, and can be purposefully linked to other areas of the curriculum such as English, Art & Design, History, Citizenship, and Personal Social & Health Education.

Paper Worlds gives primary school children the rare opportunity to see and hear music played in their school by professional musicians from around the world. The project culminates in a performance of music and puppetry.


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Links to the Curriculum

Music, Geography, Drama, Art & Design, English, Citizenship, Personal Social & Health Education.
The project was delivered in Spring 2010 with
Creative Partnerships and A New Direction

Participating School

Year 3 from Manorfield Primary School, London

Associate Artists

Leisa Rea, James Keane, Joe Townsend, Dessislava Stefanova, Gustavo Roderigues, Mark Bousie

Future Development

This project can be tailored to suit the needs of each school and can be delivered to Y3, Y4 or Y5.