This year , Rachel has been having lots of fun producing puppetry programmes for the Song Room. This is an organisation which puts artists into schools, particularly for kids in low social economic areas. The Song Room provides programs to help improve the school grades and confidence of children in some of the most disadvantaged groups.
Rachel has been artist in residence at Swanview Primary, Perth and also at schools in the Pilbarra region – Tom Price Central & North Primary’s and Paraburdoo. The first school terms focussed on shadow puppetry, with a performance to parents at the end and themes of Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, traditional Chinese culture and Lighthouse poems.
For Terms 3 & 4, the students have been learning all about 3D puppet forms including rod puppetry, and transforming everyday objects into amazing puppets!