The brief was to design a 10 hour learning experience that told the story of values and virtues. We designed a project that provided opportunities for students to design and make their own characters with their very own personality and values. Something fascinating happens when you give children the opportunity take on another form and our marionette puppet show was a great chance to tell their story. There were mermaids, aliens, robots and creatures that you just cannot classify! They were all brilliant but what was surprisingly entertaining to the audience were the characteristics given to their puppets. Here's a couple:
"This is JJ, when he needs to draw he sits on paper with his pencil body and wiggles his bottom around"
"This is Marie - she likes working hard and saved $200. She also loves baking muffins"