St Kew Community Primary School MAZED NORTH

Piskey Spoon illustrations displayed at the Castle, Bude

Class 2 at St Kew School heard piskey and fairy tales from the North Cornish coast told by Sue Field with help from the puppet of Nellie Sloggett/Enys Tregarthen, the original collector of the stories.They heard how Bessie Jane saw the fairies in Harlyn Bay with the help of borrowed eyes and ears, Anne Jeffries saw  fairies at St Teath, two children helped an enchanted piskey at Polzeath and a king was given a magic wishing spoon at Harlyn Bay. The children made wonderful, colourful Cornishibai illustrations of the two Harlyn Bay stories in a workshop with artist Mark Gregory, who has made a piskey spoon. They gave a Cornishibai performance of both stories at a packed Easter celebration assembly.

Borrowed Eyes and Ears 1 by class 2
Bessie is kind to wise woman Annis
Borrowed Eyes and Ears 2 by class 2
Bessie catches a sea fairy in her net
Borrowed Eyes and Ears 3 by class 2
She lets the fairy go
 Borrowed Eyes and Ears 4 by class 2
Bessie puts borrowed eyes and ears on and can see the fairies
Borrowed Eyes and Ears 6 by class 2
The piskeys sing, and Bessie can hear them
Borrowed Eyes and Ears 6 by class 2
The injured animals are on the shore
Borrowed Eyes and Ears 7 by class 2
The sea fairies took the animals to the bottom of the sea to heal them
Borrowed Eyes and Ears 8 by class 2
A carriage drew up. The fairy asked for her eyes and ears back.
Borrowed Eyes and Ears 9 by class 2
Betsy never saw the Fairies or piskeys again, but they still play at Harlyn Bay
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