Regional Schools Tour

Go For 2&5 Regional Schools Touring Program 

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Healthway and Horizon Power are excited to announce the 2023 Go For 2&5 Regional 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 northern WA (Wheatbelt, Mid-West, Gascoyne, Pilbara, Kimberley) from 22 May – 16 June and southern WA (Peel, South West, Great Southern) from 24 July – 8 September.

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.


Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Go for 2&5 Regional Schools Tour program is supported by Healthway, promoting the Go for 2&5 message, and Horizon Power.