“The Man, the Plane Tree and the Crow” is a fable by Aesop adapted for puppets theater by the pupils and teachers of Public Gymnasium of Livadia (Cyprus) in the frame of the Erasmus+ KA229 project “Pantins pour l’inclusion/Puppets for Inclusion”. It’s a very beautiful, full of color and with deep significance story that we are glad to present you now, subtitled in English and French, for a bigger diffusion in the worldwide educational community. Enjoy our puppets!
«L’Homme, le platane et le corbeau» est une fable d’Ésope adaptée pour le théâtre de pantins par les élèves du Gymnase Public de Livadia (Chypre) et leurs professeurs, dans le cadre du projet Erasmus + KA229 «Pantins pour l’inclusion / Puppets for Inclusion» . C’est une très belle histoire, pleine de couleurs et avec une signification profonde que nous sommes heureux de vous présenter maintenant, sous-titrée en anglais et en français, pour une plus grande diffusion dans la communauté éducative mondiale. Réjouissez-vous de nos pantins!
students at “C-tin Sandu Aldea” School, aged 10 and 11 years old, chose to express their creativity and artistic
sensitivity through 2 folk-tales called “The Sun and the Wind” and “The Ant
and the Dove”. Both of them feature human traits in the form of grandeur and
strength on the one hand; frailty, helplessness and mutual help, on the other
graders were so eager to get closer to this world of the puppets that they
tried their hand at making handicraft . The chosen story, “The Wind and the
Sun”, fit them like a glove given the inexperienced, yet dedicated young
puppeteers’ personality. Thus, the main
characters of the tales were brought to life
thanks to the children’ s involvement, imagination and, most
importantly, the sheer joy of playing.
They all contributed to turning such a simple story like this into a skilful performance.
of the story is easy to grasp: the wind and the sun race against each other in
order to find out who is the best. Right from the beginning, they agree that
the winner will be the one who succeeds in taking off the man’s coat and scarf.
It is clear that the children benefited from quite a cross-curricular journey since they became more aware not only of the English language, but also of the values inferred in it: respect, tolerance, competitiveness, self – esteem… Therefore, teaching social skills was another aim of the puppet play that we hoped to have achieved.
must be made here of the fact that all puppets were designed, sewn by hand or
drawn and cut out by the children themselves. A lot of care and attention were
given to the actual making of puppets following long discussions with the
teacher. Wishing to do their best, the young actors took into account
everything connected with the content of the tale, such as : the plot, the
characters’ moral traits , their interaction
and how all these elements led to the final shape of their first
theatrical performance of this type. Another example of good practice is the
background in “The Ant and the Dove”, a
drawing made by a student in the 5th grade.
children were thrilled to bits to take
part in this great puppetry experiment, making the most of the time spent
during the rehearsals, filming and, why not, even the preparations. It
certainly taught them the lesson of cooperation
while dealing with their own emotions all the way to a well – earned
sense of achievement.
In the long term, we aim to continue taking
this amazing, magical path of the puppets with the strong desire of making
learning the English language a fun, natural and enjoyable experience.
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