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Go Bananas with Puppets in Drama!

Go Bananas with Puppets in Drama! is an exciting and enriching workshop that encourages self-expression through drama coupled with puppetry as a unique theatrical art form.

These programmes, designed with the aim of building confidence and enhancing self-expression also encourage spontaneity that will allow participants to discover their creativity, artistic capacity and stretch their imagination to the fullest. As they acquire basic drama skills, students will develop confidence in communication skills and are equipped with better life skills that will help them with self-development. As the participants work as a team, they learn to build trust and rapport, understand the importance of being disciplined and work as a team to manage project objectives, outcomes and timeline.


  • Participants will create, write and stage a simple presentation with the puppets created, creating a platform for their puppets to come alive!
  • Learning about the different types of puppets such as hand, string, rod and shadow
  • Learning about stage acting, body movement and self-expression skills, students will be encouraged to take creative challenges in an environment that requires spontaneity.
  • Exploring students' creativity and resourcefulness to seek everyday objects and recycled materials for puppet making.
  • Being vocally trained to speak in the appropriate volume, pitch, tone and rhythm when manipulating the puppets.
  • Being confident in dramatisation through physical expression of the actor's body and the manipulation of puppet.
  • Being appreciative audience as they watch and review their peers' performance.
  • Working as a team and actively engaging their mind, body and voice.

Duration: 12 sessions, 1.5 hours per session
* Programme duration & content can be customized to cater to individual school needs.

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Endorsed by the National Arts Council Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) and is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy