Ten Pieces at Home Showcase

Things got dramatic with Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries'

Take a look at some wonderful work made by children across the UK whilst they stay at home.

In week five's activity director Hazel Gould showed you how to become a mythical warrior in a drama workshop inspired by Ride of the Valkyries from Wilhelm Richard Wagner’s opera Die Walküre.

Explore the character of a Valkyrie and use the music to inspire your own dramatic theatrical performance. What will your Valkyrie look like? Where will they live?

Here are your creative responses...

Ten Pieces at Home Creative Response
Ten Pieces at Home Creative Response
Ten Pieces at Home Creative Response
"Wagner Valkyrie - we had to dress up like a Valkyrie. I tried to be fierce!"
"It was the Valkyrie piece. I didn't know what they were but after watching the music and information I thought that this was cool and found out some more."
"Ten pieces Valkyrie activity"
"Ten pieces Valkyrie activity"
"Ten pieces Valkyrie activity"
"Natalie, age 10, drew her idea of a Valkyrie and its flying horses, after listening to Ride of the Valkyries"
"Valkyrie. Natural material used in battle to gain the best chance of winning"
"My valkyrie lives in the Himalayan mountains roaming amongst snow leopards, looking for prey. I have a venomous sword, a sharp ice-crystal crown, and a soft snow cape. My clothes are the skin of a snow leopard. I'm as fierce as a tiger, my teeth are as sharp as a vampire and my eyes are icy blue. By Isla Age 7"
Ten Pieces at Home Creative Response
I used the clothing design video as an inspiration to draw this.
We made costumes and pretended to be a Valkyrie.
We made costumes and pretended to be a Valkyrie.
I have chosen to be a strong viking with a bow and arrow.
Archie pictured his battle on a volcano and used a video to help him draw the horse.
Connie's take on Ride of the Valkyries took place over a forest; she thought riding on a dragon would be much better for them!
Rise of the Valkyries - Harry’s pose!
I’ve made a Valkyrie in my style. I also added my horse and weapon, my horse is called Crimson and my sword is called the Valkyrie of the moon. My Valkyrie is called Star, it also on my sword but in Viking symbols.
Ayla’s creative Ten Pieces at Home response
"I used implements from the kitchen to create my drawing and a film of me acting like a warrior."
"I used implements from the kitchen to create my drawing and a film of me acting like a valkyrie warrior."
"Holly and Jackson. Their own dance to Ride of the Valkyries"
A Ten Pieces at Home Creative Response
"We listened to the Ride of the Valkyries and thought about the three parts of the story discussed on the Ten Pieces Clip. I challenged the children to listen to the music and show these three parts in exciting ways . The children were so creative -we had poems , pictures and drama. Here is some drama work all completed at home."
"We listened to the Ride of the Valkyries and thought about the three parts of the story discussed on the Ten Pieces Clip. I challenged the children to listen to the music and show these three parts in exciting ways . The children were so creative -we had poems , pictures and drama. Here is some drama work all completed at home."
"Video of lesson 5"
"Vedha was so inspired by Wagner's work, that she decided to reenact the Ride of the Valkyries."
"Adithi and Akshara were inspired to create these split-pin puppets after listening to The Ride of the Valkyries."
"Adithi and Akshara were inspired to create these split-pin puppets after listening to The Ride of the Valkyries."
"Reynard, Rania and Abira responded to Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries in through art and story."