Puppetry Lesson

The pupils in fourth, fifth and sixth classes participated in a puppetry lesson based on the performance of ‘War Horse’ they attended on their recent school tour. The Tony award winning puppetry company ‘Handspring’ which is based in South Africa created the puppets for the theatrical performance of ‘War Horse’. The puppetry company offer workshops to schools based on the performance. It was a wonderful experience for the pupils. They studied the movement of horses and learned how the actors perform and control the puppets of the horses in the performance. The pupils learned how to use props as puppets and the importance of team work. In small groups the pupils showcased a performance of a horse moving and reacting at the end of the session. The performances were terrific with lots of sound effects, expression and movement. It was a terrific lesson. Thank you to Melanie for the wonderful experience.

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