I am a visual artist who wants to explore using puppetry and animation techniques in workshops. I am about to embark on a project called 'Theatre of objects',with 12 8-11 year olds from a deprived area. The idea is to animate or bring to life old and unwanted objects aswell as making and using puppets. Hoping to encourage kids to create large puppets and look at their environment in a different way whilst learning diferent ways to communicate their ideas and feelings in a 'safe' context. Feeling enthusuastic but out of my depth! Have enlisted the help of a storyteller and a street performer/dancer to teach movement techniques.