This year with the children in lockdown due to Covid 19 and large gatherings prohibited, the Moving On Parade faced its biggest ever challenge. Patina was determined not to let the children down and risk having a year group that was not celebrated as part of this tradition so we encouraged the children while at home to create puppet avatars for a virtual Moving On parade.
The theme was “We’re Making History ” – a catwalk through time looking at the costumes and fashions through the ages. A theme presentation video was made to introduce the theme to the children which can be watched here: We’re Making History presentation. Each school then picked one of the historic eras out of a virtual hat, and our dedicated Patina artists filmed 28 videos to show the children how to make their avatar using materials readily available at home. Given the pandemic loo roll panic, we though it would be funny and apporopriate to use loo roll tubes as the core of the puppets!
We have been overwhelmed by the extraordinarily positive and creative response from these children. Although isolated at home, hundreds of youngsters responded and the most wonderful characters from acorss human history in costumes of their era were made by these fantastically creative children.
All our avatars can be seen on our Catwalk Through Time here.
Our community message to our year 6 children can be seen here.
Our catwalk choreography video made for the chidlren and their families to enjoy can be seen here.