Regional and outer metro school tours
REGIONAL SCHOOLS TOUR
Go For 2&5 Regional Schools Touring Program
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and our touring partners are excited to announce the 2024 Go For 2&5 Regional Schools Tour of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, adapted from the book by Mem Fox.
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is one of Mem Fox’s most popular stories and is treasured by generations of Australians.
Set in the old people’s home next door to where Wilfrid lives, this fun and heart-warming story follows his affectionate bond with his favourite old person, the 96-year-old Miss Nancy. Your students will be captivated by the engaging and interactive performance style, with five members from the audience becoming part of the cast. Wilfrid and Miss Nancy, both beautifully hand-crafted life-size puppets, come to life through the magical touch of our expert puppeteers, winning the hearts of young and old.
Exploring the power of objects as vessels of memory and memories as the threads that connect us to each other, this story is a true celebration of intergenerational friendship that will bring laughter, inspire joy and leave ripples of connectedness with your students long after the performance.
Age Appropriateness: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald is perfect for Kindergarten–Year 7 and is also suitable for Years 7+ for students studying Drama or subjects related to the curriculum links listed below.
The Arts, English, HASS, Health & Physical Education
Literacy, Interacting with Others, Expressing and Developing Ideas, Personal and social capability, Critical and creative thinking, Intercultural understanding
Expressions of Interest are now open!
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Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Go for 2&5 Regional Schools Tour program is supported by Healthway, promoting the Go for 2&5 message, Horizon Power, PLD, and the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation.
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Spare Parts aims to create experiences that compliment and enhances the teaching process, while finding meaningful ways to link to the curriculum.
Our performances encourage students to respond, examine and interpret the text, exploring meaningful ways to connect with the story and the art form and address many general capabilities including Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, and Intercultural Understanding.
Extensive and detailed Teachers’ Notes are distributed with each booking. These include classroom activities and learning tools that have been developed by teachers, for teachers.
You can find our previous Teacher Resource Kits HERE.
“The teacher resources are particularly excellent and thorough. I will definitely keep the pack for ideas in other learning areas.”
– Teacher, Bicton Primary School
If you’re a teacher that would like to help us create the educational resource packs that we distribute to teachers, or if you’re interested in learning more about our Teachers Reference Group, email firstname.lastname@example.org