Puppeteers from the Puppet Theatre Barge
visit a large numbers of schools each year,
introducing pupils to the art of shadow puppets
in conjunction with the National Curriculum
Key Stages 1 and 2.
Our workshops use the art
of shadow puppetry to cover aspects of:
- English: listening, speaking and communicating ideas.
- Science: light and shadow.
- Design and Technology: designing and building.
Over the course of a day, children are introduced to
historical puppets from around the world and to the principles of shadows puppetry.
The children are given a practical demonstration of how to make shadow puppets before
collaborating in groups to write, build and perform their own playscripts.