Year Five have started their unit based around the ‘Recycling Process of Materials’. This dance takes the ideas of crushing, transporting and recycling rubbish and translates them into movement using individual, pair and group work. The initial stimuli for this abstract dance was based upon the materials found in any rubbish bin. They used a range of skills to simulate this process using a range of poses at higher and lower level which included:
- shape of materials after they were recycled
- exploration of cardboard before it is ready to be recycled
- recycled materials going through the conveyor belt after being sorted
- recycled materials being transported
The children are looking forward to building on this unit and will create the entire process of recycling through movement, practicing each section and linking it together.