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The Riddlers Tale asks your pupils to read and solve riddles as they help to release prisoners trapped by the North Wind.

Follow up tasks include writing their own Riddles and characters to embed in their own versions of this tale.

This walk covers curriculum elements general and group reading, team work, negotiation, understanding directions locations.

The story begins in the grounds of Otterhampton school, just walk onto the grass of the playing field.
 
Chapter one

The Riddlers Tale

Welcome one and welcome all
To my broad and brightest hall
A hall with neither roof nor floor
A hall without walls nor doors
A hall where all seasons meet
A hall where grass grows beneath your feet
A hall where daily weather unfolds
A hall where the nights are sharp and cold
A hall where the sky tops the ceiling
A hall with edges marked by railings

This is where I come to play
This is where the innocent stray
This is where I set the test
And I am the Wind and I come from the west.
But before we begin and make our introductions
I think it best you follow these instructions

Make a camera with your hands
And turn it up towards the sky
Find an animal in the clouds
It might be worm, walrus, fish or fly
And if the clouds have run away
Then frame tree bark or a crack in a wall
And spot your creatures shape today

Now in a moment of quiet reflection
Consider your creature with deep inspection
And imagine it sitting upon your palm
Quite content and very calm
Purring if pur it can
And happy to either sit or stand

(When all have an animal then we will progress)
Chapter two

The Wind is fickle the Wind is shrill
The Wind blows warm and the Wind blows chill
And on his path around the world
He stings the cheeks of all boys and girls
And he's stolen simple innocent folk
Who's shapes were spotted in his cloak
These kidnapped creatures are now in cages
It's up to you to rescue in stages
He's snatched them from the world around
And sets you riddles to confound

With a click and a flick of his glassy fist
Bolts of ice squewer the earth
Setting six cages strong
And trapping his prisoners inside the turf

Now cross quickly to your first container
Will the riddle be a no brainer?
But if this riddle be too complex
Then these prisoners will be lost to the test
And set to wander over icy plains
Where cockerels spin on weather veins
And the Wild West Wind chases about
And he whips up storms and delivers drought

So thinking caps on and smarts required
For the Wild West Wind wants you fired
And if you cant solve the riddles below
Then perhaps it's the cages that you'll go
And there you'll be trapped for a year and a day
Until that is the next come to play
And run the riddles set in this test
And try and save prisoners from the Wild West
Walk around the edge of the grass field in a clockwise direction.
 
Chapter three

jake the snake

jake the snake tried to slither trough the bars of the cage
but the west wind blew him back
so please try to slolve my mystery i have tried,trust me
but i cant do it.
so here is my riddle!

strike me and let me flare
like soilders smart in a little box
and always out of childrens reach

WHAT AM I

answer matches
Continue around the field.
 
Chapter four

Leonardo Lemur

Leonardo keeps on trying to pull the bars in with his tail but the west wind blows them back out straight again from behind he sees you and cries out for help and asked if you can so can you?

I have been trying to work out this riddle for ages shall I tell you the riddle?

he tells you the riddle,

sometimes you see me through the glass or beneath the waves,
if you touch me it will hurt,
its not fair you explore my world but I can't explore yours,
when I'm scared stay away.

please don't go until you've solved my riddle.
Continue around the field.
 
Chapter five

Sophie the Shark

She is very kind and friendly and loves making new friends.She lives in the water kingdom,with all the other sharks like:Sid the Shark,Sabastian the Shark,Sabrina the Shark,Henry Hammaerhead and Grace the Great White Shark.
She has grey skin and blue eyes to go with the blue-ish grey water.She has an enemy called Curtis the crocodile.He is the meanest crocodile that ever lived.Sophie love sport especially swimming races with her friends.
She tried to push the rock out of the way and squeeze through the gap!
the Wild West Wind pushed the rock back and padlocked the rock all over so she couldnt escape no matter how hard she tried it wouldn't budge!
You rub me out with out no doubt,in a factory is where i'll be,I come into shop but i don't know when and i get used again and again,no poison is my led let's hope that this will soon be spread
answer pensil!
Continue around the field.
 
Chapter six

Olli the orca

So big he can only just fit in his cage. Olli is usually calm unless he gets really angry. He loves hanging out with mates near deserted islands.

You see him trying to snap the bars of his cage in two but when one dose split the west wind freezes them back into place.
"Hello" he says to you, only way out is by solving this riddle which I don't know the answer to. Can you help"

I'm a type of shield however I`m very modern
I wont let bad weather spoil your day.
I`m over our head
You can`t wear me.
Little ones for little ones
big ones for big ones.
Think,
Not every one has me.



Continue around the field.
 
Chapter seven

Eli The Elephant

Inside the cage sits Eli the Elephant ramming her way to get out.

The west wind freezes the hinges again within a blink.

In the end Ellie sits throwing a rubber ball against the bars

"Finally you are here! Here is the riddle the west wind has given me."

Away in the clouds
Away from the crowds
Can't see me fly
As I up too high

remember the answer for the end of the test.
Continue around the field.
 
Chapter eight

Martha the Mayfly

Martha the Mayfly is scooting about inside her cage, she has only hours to live as Mayfly's don't live for very long. The sooner she solves her riddle the better, lets see if we can help her.

She spots you coming over in an instant, 'here' she says, 'this is my riddle' and she reads it out to you.

See through me and see the day
Beyond my glaze the weather does play
And when the day is warm and fine
Open me up and let the day inside

Do you know the answer?

If you know it then remember it as you will need it at the end, where you'll get a chance to release your friends.

Now on to the next cage.
Continue around the field.
 
Chapter nine

The Finale

The Wind whips East then the Wind whips West
Ready for the riddlers to step up to his test
He steels through the tree tops
And slices through the town
Now the West Wind wants
the answers you have found.

Solve the riddles and your friends will go free.
Chapter ten

Riddle A

In cage number one we have Harry the Hedgehog.

This is his riddle

If you cross me
I won't be cross
Black step
White step
Black step
White step
And across.

If you know the answer then say it now.

The real answer is

A Zebra Crossing

Were you right?
Chapter eleven

Riddle B

In cage number two, we have Danny the Dragon
If you answer his riddle right then he is free.

This is his riddle

Where do florists sleep at night?

If you know the answer then say it now.

The real answer is

A flower bed

Were you right?
Chapter twelve

Riddle C

In cage number three, we have Silus the Salemander
If you answer his riddle right then he is free.

This is his riddle

Cut me up and I'll make you cry
Fresh juices bringing tears to your eyes
Golden or red with multiple skins
Often pickled but rarely in tins

If you know the answer then say it now.

The real answer is

An Onion

Were you right?
Chapter thirteen

Riddle D

In cage number four, we have Sophie the Spider
If you answer his riddle right then she is free.

This is her riddle

What runs past the bank with out a penny to its name, but if you were to make a withdrawal you could use a bucket.

If you know the answer then say it now.

The real answer is

A river

Were you right?
Chapter fourteen

Riddle E

In cage number five, we have Felix the Frog
If you answer his riddle right then he is free.

This is his riddle

Every spring a new dress
To be discarded in the fall
My bark has no bite
And my dappled summer shade is good for one and all

If you know the answer then say it now.

The real answer is

A Tree

Were you right?
Chapter fifteen

Riddle F

In cage number six, we have Martha the Mayfly
If you answer his riddle right then she is free.

This is her riddle

See through me and see the day
Beyond my glaze the weather does play
And when the day is warm and fine
Open me up and let the day inside

If you know the answer then say it now.

The real answer is

A window

Were you right?
Chapter sixteen

The end

For every correct answer you give, the ice of their cage melts and the animal is set free.

How many were you able to free?

But the Wind is Wild
And he comes from the west
And he asks one last thing
For the end of his test
What were the beasts you saw in the sky
Was it Worm or Walrus or Fish or Fly?

Speak your animals out loud.

And then Wild Wind is gone again to search for your folk
And snatch the ones you spotted in his cloak.
And gather them here for the next round of his test
To see if the new riddlers are as good as the last.

So what is your animal and what is their name
And how do they try to escape from the cage
Then you must find a riddle.