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Storytelling show wows youngsters in Newton Aycliffe
A STORYTELLING session that uses science, art, music and origami to explore the importance of salt in cultures past and present proved a big hit with youngsters in Newton Aycliffe today (Monday, February 4).
Featuring live salt illustrations, scientific experiments and plenty of audience participation, Salt! received rave reviews from pupils at Byerley Park, Aycliffe Village and St Joseph’s Primary Schools.
More than 150 children attended the event at Greenfield Community and Arts Centre and were captivated by exciting tales of voyages across the briny sea, deep underground and along the warm coasts of the Ile de Ree in France.
Salt! is the latest production by North-East trio Ken Patterson, Chris Bostock and Richard Scott of Tales for the Turning Year. It encourages audiences to use their imagination and join in as much as possible.
Katy Milne, extended learning creativity leader at Greenfield Community and Arts Centre, said the show had been inspiring and entertaining.
“It was brilliant,” she said. “We have had a lovely afternoon and the children really enjoyed themselves.
“It was very clever the way it was put together as it encouraged you to be creative and help shape the story. It was interactive but non-threatening.”