In Kindergarten, Clive Pig told the story of a hat seller whose hats were stolen by monkeys, and how he got them back. The children loved joining in with the repeated refrains in the story: “I’m going to market, to market, to market. I’m going to market to sell my hats.” They also imagined what might happen next in the story by becoming the characters.
In G1, Clive Pig led the children in a picture storytelling activity. What is behind the keyhole of the mysterious third tower visited by our story’s hero? The children’s imaginations have the answer, and they also now have the key to unlock their imaginations!
Grade 2 heard the story of the little old lady who lived on her own in Scotland, and the monster who visited her. Each child drew what they imagined the monster to look like and added incredible adjectives to describe its feet, legs, body, arms, hands and neck.
Grade 3 heard the story of Mouse-Deer and the Tiger, which came from South East Asia. Mouse-Deer was only a little creature, but always managed to outsmart the bigger, scarier creatures with a cunning plan. Grade 3 have been inspired to create their own stories about creatures that overcome obstacles, and they are busy writing their very own class books to share with parents soon!
Clive visited Grade 4 and shared one of his own stories: Colin the Chocolate Kid. Colin loves chocolate so much, and one day he wakes up to find that he has turned into chocolate. But Colin is so addicted to chocolate that he starts to eat himself! Grade 4 students enjoyed hearing the story, then writing the second chapter: What happened when Colin came to Northbridge International School!
Grade 5 heard all about the legend of the Crocodile Man, who will come and eat you up if you don’t eat every item of food on your plate. His teeth are said to resemble grains of rice. Clive Pig then shared an old Hungarian introduction to stories that the students joined in with, and then they had the chance to write their own before sharing with the rest of the grade, taking the stories off the page and putting them onto the stage.
Clive Pig brought with him a vast knowledge of stories and folk tales from around the world, and he leaves many of them here with us to continue to retell and adapt. Find out more at Clive Pig’s website: http://www.clivepig.co.uk/