Gallery: Wisbech St Mary pupils go ‘mad as hatters’

FOLLOWING the new release of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ film, Wisbech St. Mary Primary School organised a special one-off week dedicated to the production.

FOLLOWING the new release of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ film, Wisbech St. Mary Primary School organised a special one-off week dedicated to the production.

The event which lasted all week saw children from the ages of 4-11 watch the original Disney production of the film (1951).

They also read the original text by Lewis Carroll, designed costumes, participated in various activities and games, cooked treats and held a ‘Mad Hatter’ themed tea party.

The school also had a visit from the original ‘Queen of Hearts’, the actress Lesley Marble, who is said to have been “very impressed” with the children’s efforts.

The idea was initiated by teaching assistants Sandy Francis and Sally Windsor and implemented with the help of teacher Jan Claxton.

The Alice in Wonderland theme was carried into all lessons across the curriculum. In maths, children were asked to produce pie charts holding information for the prices of themed objects, quantities of items and overall costs for the party. English lessons saw the children study the original novel, written by Lewis Carroll in 1865, and in ICT children used the internet to research the film and book and find design ideas for the making of their costumes.

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