Year six were lucky enough to obtain tickets to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden this half term. They watched a contemporary opera called The Monstrous Child by Gavin Higgins, which was adapted by author Francesca Simon from her own novel. Puppetry and the inspiration of the Norse landscape contribute to the theatrical spectacle about Hel, the daughter of Norse God Loki and the giantess Angrboda. The class were delighted to have the chance to experience an art form that many had not encountered before. We also followed this up with an arts project where the children created shadow puppets of gods and acted out elements of the opera.