Primary puppets

By Grace Jones | posted on September 13, 2019

STUDENTS from Mount Lockyer Primary School had no strings to hold them down this week as they learned the art of puppet making.

Artists from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Jane Davies and Cecile Williams made a special visit to the local school’s Year 3 class ahead of the live adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits! that will be performed at the Albany Entertainment Centre on September 28.

Students got their hands busy in making underwater themed puppets under the watchful gaze of Ms Davies and Ms Williams.

Year 3 teacher Caitlin Goldsmith said she planned the workshop with Ms Davies.

“As part of Mount Lockyer’s Year 3 Language Arts Programme this term, students worked with professional puppetry artists Jane Davies and Cecile Williams to create a character that could be used to perform a story which they could then write,” she said.

“Jane and Cecile have both had experience working for Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and are practising puppetry artists who live in Albany.”

Students made everything from mermaids to manta rays out of a variety of materials.