Local School Children Treated to Puppet Shows via Zoom

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Zoom Puppet Shows

Primary school children in the Ards and North Down Borough were treated last week to an interactive puppet show performed live and Zoomed directly into primary school classrooms.

Funded through Ards and North Down Good Relations and addressing the subject of The World Around Us, the wonderful show was developed and performed by Sarah Lyle from Cre:8 Theatre to over 600 children in P1 to P3, allowing them to experience the excitement of a live and interactive theatre performance.

The pupils were taken on a riverboat adventure with Pip (from BBC bitesize) where she learns all about the world around her, meeting an array of colourful new friends in unexpected places. Her diverse new friendship group equipped her for the journey and enrich her experiences. Through challenging teamwork and mindfulness Pip and her new friends created a shared place that’s safe for everyone.

Community Arts Officer, Amy McKelvey said; “We were so delighted to have been able to work with the Good Relations team to develop this performance and to bring live theatre to young audiences. During these challenging times young people have not had the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of going to see a show, so it was really wonderful to see them engage with Pip and all of her puppet friends.”