Outer Metro Schools Tour

2023 Outer Metro Schools Touring Program 

We are excited to announce our 2023 Outer Metro Schools Tour of BLUEBACKbased on the novel by Tim Winton.

BLUEBACK is an extraordinary work, and one of the richest resources on offer for any teacher – the very best vehicle to get any child reading.

Tim Winton’s exquisite language is translated into an aural narrative between a mother and her son. Juxtaposed by a visual world transforming between underwater swims with a life-sized groper and the coastal town Abel Jackson calls home.

Blueback is a not only a comprehensive feast of general capability skills it spans numerous learning areas. Lists, seasons, cycles of life, the fishing industry, sustainability, ethical understanding, personal and social capability are all very present. Intergenerational connection and family are also explored in this story. The fusion of aural and visual media provides experimentation and investigation in music, the drama of the story telling using puppets and people.

This performance will be touring outer metropolitan Perth schools in Term 2 and Term 3, 2023 – dates available upon request. 

Performance details:

Performance Length: 50 minutes + 10 minute Q&A session with the performers.

Age Appropriateness: Blueback 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.

Curriculum Links: Arts, English, Geography, Music, Drama, Visual Arts, Design & Technologies, HASS, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding

Expressions of Interest now open!

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To discuss this performance, the tour, or other ways puppetry can enrich your school curriculum, please do call us on 9335 5044 or email audience@sppt.asn.au.