Monday, May 23, 2016
Last weekend, I was a guest speaker at a wonderful Storytelling event for Canberra teachers at the National Library of Australia, hosted by ALEA – Australian Literacy Educators’ Association.
In my presentation, I spoke of my experience in running my business, the fundamentals of puppetry, my research and findings in the benefits of using puppetry in education, therapy and as as a medium for storytelling. During my presentation, I provided fun and simple activities, demonstrating how puppetry can be an excellent non-threatening, fun, relatable and easy to use teaching tool for many things, including storytelling.
I would like to extend a big thanks to the team at ALEA and Robyn Watson who got me involved with such a valuable event.
Many thanks to Renee Gill for taking photos.