On the preparation day, the plan for the design and construction of the portal was finalised. The tent was erected and the tree trunks prepared.
I discussed the plan with my previous contact, the Class 1 teacher, and asked her to help with pitching the introductory story to capture the children's interest and at a suitable level for their skills in English. The story incorporated the example woodcarving I selected in the UK.
According to the plan, after telling the story, the children would draw the two animals that they would subsequently merge into one.
The voice recording of the Wisening Gate story.
The Wisening Gate story