Authors Live Teacher Ambassador Programme: Polly Dunbar Inspired Puppet Show Case Study Package

We asked teachers at Burravoe Primary School on Shetland and Middleton Park School in Aberdeen to take inspiration from Authors Live: Polly Dunbar and Long Nose Puppets and work with their pupils on bringing a picture book to life with puppets. They then performed the puppet shows to each other via web cam. The results were absolutely fantastic and both schools showed how an Authors Live event can become a meaningful part of a much bigger project.

Blogs from our participating teachers coming soon!

Burravoe Primary School puppet show background
Burravoe Primary School's Shetland song
Middleton Park School's puppet show picture diary

Watch Burravoe Primary School's puppet show  peformance of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck and Middleton Park School's performance of Julia Donaldson's Stick Man

You will need a Glow login to watch the Glow Meet recording

Listen to Burravoe's song and read the lyrics

Pupils wrote a song in Shetland dialect to go with their puppet show.


Middleton Park School's picture diary

See how they went about putting on their puppet show

Stickman performed by Middleton Park School, Aberdeen
Polly Dunbar's puppet show of Arthur's Dream Boat
Authors Live: Polly Dunbar and Long Nose Puppets

Middleton Park School made a Vimeo of the puppet show

Watch it here! (Opens in another window)

Watch Authors Live: Polly Dunbar and Long Nose Puppets

They brought Polly's picture book Arthur's Dream Boat to life

Download our free learning resources

These resources accompany Authors Live: Polly Dunbar and Long Nose Puppets. They're suitable for First Level.