Pictured above is a second year Art student preparing for a puppet show held recently in the school.
The puppet show is part of the Pinocchio Project and was funded by the NAPD’s Creative Engagement Fund. The programme runs annually and seeks proposals from schools to bring an artist-in-residence to work with members of the student body on an artistic project outside of the mainstream curriculum.
Artist and Puppeteer, Emma Fisher (Beyond the Bark Theatre Company) and the students’ Art teacher, Ms Lowney, ran five workshops with thirty second year students between March and May, which culminated in a performance for their families and school stakeholders on Monday May 21st. The students learned the skills of puppet construction as well as shadow-puppetry, story boarding and puppeteering.