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Myths and rituals: Immersive learning experiences for the classroom

A group of mischievous (and messy) tiny people are on the loose in school and your pupils must use their writing and other skills to try and resolve the situation. Joanne Skapinker introduces immersive learning experiences

One day, a teacher and their class read a mysterious old picture book about a group of mischievous and messy tiny people with a love of stories. But when they return to the book the following day, they are surprised to find that the pages are now all blank – except for two sets of miniature footprints.

The children wonder whether the tiny people have escaped from the book and into their school, and they soon find evidence of their adventures. A miniature campsite, complete with a sock sleeping bag, appears in the headteacher’s office; a small tepee is found high in a tree in the playground. The class discovers that these tiny people love adventure stories, and if they can write some, they may be able to tempt the small adventurers back to the safety of their picture book…

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