Thursday, 15 January 2009
Ideas for the project
Although I'm not part of the creative part of our community drama piece, I did come up with some ideas resulting from a documentary that I saw on TV recently. I feel that if we are reaching out to an audience of Primary children I think that we need to have a topic that will grab their attention. A possibility that we could use is to capture and explore their imaginations, taking them away from their day to day occurrences. I personally feel that children today have not engaged fully with their imagination, by this I think other more influential aspects of today's society have dominated what children do and think today, I feel that their imagination is not being used to its full potential which is a shame because sometimes their ideas are really good and original. I then had three ideas that formed in to my head based on fairy tales:
1) Taking the idea from Shrek. Where all the fairytale creatures were banished from their homes. We could take a journey around the site putting the fairytale creatures back in to their original homes.
2) One book that really stood out was Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree. With this I was thinking that this really challenges the imagination and tells enchanted stories so it could be a good choice to choose from, maybe might be worth a read.
3) The last idea I had was to tell fairytale creatures or Disney characters stories that didn't play major roles in the traditional tales that we are all too familiar with.
These were just a few ideas that I had, they might be pointless but it was just something I was thinking about.