Kay Yasugi with some children from the “Life For Kids” puppet workshop
Pupperoos recently ran a fun-filled puppetry workshop at the Life For Kids Breakfast. The children (aged 4-13 years old) enjoyed making a range of “Under the Sea” puppets, including jellyfish marionettes (string puppets), rainbow fish rod puppets and jaw-snapping shark mouth puppets. They also met “Scooter Grandpa”, a sweet little old man puppet (marionette) who rides a scooter in search of a star.
Life for Kids is a charity dedicated to supporting children of inner city Sydney who are living on the margins of poverty and crises. 90% of the children and families involved are of Aboriginal heritage. Volunteers gather together every Saturday morning with about 60 children and some family members. Many children are collected by volunteers and brought to the Community Centre in Eddie Ward Park (Surry Hills), where they enjoy a sense of community while having fun. They have BBQ breakfasts, celebrate birthdays, play sports and participate in art and drama activities. To learn more about Life For Kids, please visit www.lifeforkids.org.au For more information about Pupperoos workshops (for children and adults), please contact Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the thumbnails below to see more photos from the worksop.