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In their workshop, Yue and Clare talk to the children about the story of Little Leap Forward (the characters, the illustrations, the events that happen and the choices that the characters make), the real history that inspired it (the Cultural Revolution in China, which began in 1966), and they also ask children to think about the themes of the story (nature, loss of freedom, friendship, love, compassion, creativity) in relation to their own lives and dreams. The children participate actively in terms of reading passages out loud, making their own kites (cutting, drawing, writing), learning to write ‘Kite’ in Chinese, and dressing up in Chinese costumes from the 1960s. So there is a balance between learning and doing.
Suitable for children in Years 4, 5 and 6
Maximum numbers: 30 children
Length of workshop: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Children that attend a workshop will receive a FREE copy of Little Leap Forward by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow to take home with them.