Reydon Woods Animated Trail


For three weeks in April and May 1986 a group of children from Reydon Primary School in Suffolk took up home in nearby Reydon Woods. Supported by a team of artists and makers under the direction of Jan Dungey the children worked in small groups,  each adopted an area of the wood and created puppets, masks, costumes and musical instruments from the materials they found in the wood. They decided on story-lines, wrote songs and script, and choreographed dances to tell the story of the wood and the imaginary creatures that might have lived there, and performed it as a promenade performance for family members and the general public.