Online with Lizzy Cummins

Interactive Storytelling: Slow and Steady Turtle Race


Join Lizzy Cummins on a trip to the island of Maio to learn about turtle conservation and sustainability.


Inspired by research conducted by Professor Tamás Székely, from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University, we’ll travel to Cape Verde to discover how islanders are bringing turtles back from the brink.

What are the turtles doing? Where are they going? What happens when the eggs hatch?

We’ll be creating turtles and discovering what happens as they race to their new home.


This workshop is recommended for children aged 4-9 years old, but family and siblings are encouraged to join in!

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You will need…

  • – Empty cardboard egg box
  • – Card
  • – Scissors
  • – Glue or tape
  • – Pen and pencil
  • – Optional decorations

Lizzy Cummins is a Bristol-based Theatre Practitioner, Producer, Actor and Creative Learning specialist with a wide variety of experience in educational and performance work. She has spent the last 12 years working across the South West with children and young people; collaborating with a variety of organisations and artists. She has a passion for imaginative and inclusive play, sharing stories and learning. Her specialisms include Storytelling, Devised Performance, Shakespeare, Education and Outreach work.

Lizzy is co-founder and Company Director of Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company and Creative Learning Officer at Travelling Light Theatre Company. Alongside this she also works regularly with Natural Theatre Company and the egg, Bath.

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