Grade 7 and 8 students bring their incredible puppets to life.
Performing in front of our peers can be intimidating, especially if you are shy. Puppetry is a great way for us to get out of our shells. Not only can it help everyone become more expressive, but the actor forgets to be self-conscious. When a student operates a puppet, the focus is on the puppet, rather than on the puppeteer.
Grade 7 and 8 students studied the great Jim Henson. He revolutionized puppetry and his Muppets are a part of all of our childhoods.
Students wrote and performed fractured fairy tales with the intention of introducing our grade 3 students to Drama Class. As you can see, the results were outstanding. Actors created incredible puppets in addition to performing in tight spaces with each other. They also learned how to use complicated video editing software to compile their shows.
When our students were operating their puppets, it was evident that every emotion and every movement of the puppet was mirrored in the puppeteer. The children were really "acting."