Online with Lizzy Cummins

Interactive Storytelling: The Wonderful World of Plankton


Plankton are the tiniest organisms living in any water ecosystem and a vital part of the food chain. On this storytelling adventure, we’ll dive into the wonderful world of plankton to discover why they are so important.


Inspired by PhD student, Russell Arnott’s research on phytoplankton in turbulent environments, we’ll be learning about the importance of understanding our oceans.

Join Lizzy on a journey into the ocean and the wonderful world of Plankton. Meet Dino and Karenia along the way as you hear their story, make your own creation and go exploring.

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…

Element 1

  • – Recycling – plastic bottles, containers, cardboard, bags
  • – Card
  • – Scissors
  • – Glue or tape
  • – Pens and pencils

Element 2

  • – Piece of fabric (roughly 40cm x 40cm)
  • – A polystyrene ball or satsuma or lump of playdough
  • – A stick or pencil
  • – A pen

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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