Since 2007, PLD’s Founder, Diana Rigg, has collaborated with thousands of schools, relentlessly advocating for evidence-based literacy programs nationwide. PLD offers an Australian approach to Structured Synthetic Phonics (SSP), firmly grounded in research, and tailored for primary school educators. This method, aligned with the Science of Reading, addresses early to upper primary levels, focusing on effective Literacy, Oral Language, and Movement & Motor Skills. PLD’s innovative work as an Australian publisher and professional development provider consistently demonstrates a positive impact on student literacy outcomes, greatly enhancing the educational experiences of children across the country.
Spare Parts and PLD both recognise the profound impact that creative experiences have on the educational and emotional development of young individuals. Our shared commitment is to enrich the education of students in regional and remote communities through the transformative power of storytelling and language. We extend our heartfelt thanks to PLD and Diana Rigg for their invaluable support in our mission to boost the emotional literacy of children and young people through the enchanting world of puppet theatre!