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Puppets show wonders of marine life

Liz Lempen with Bunscoill Rhumsaa pupils Abigail McGovern and Connell Tebay

Liz Lempen with Bunscoill Rhumsaa pupils Abigail McGovern and Connell Tebay

Puppets were used to highlight the importance of protecting life in the oceans and seas at primary schools around the island.

Lempen Puppet Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Marine Conservation Society, visited a number of schools last week to deliver The Cool Seas Puppet Roadshow.

Using puppetry, mask, storytelling and animation, the show tells the story of The Fisherman and the Pearl.

McManus is an old fisherman from Fisherman’s Cove who laments the good old days of his youth.

At that time fishing was good and the sea was teeming with life.

His granddaughter Jo then finds a special pearl on the beach, and all may not be lost.

After the show each child received an action pack produced by the Marine Conservation Society, featuring interesting facts and fun puzzles.

The roadshow travelled to schools including Bunscoill Rhumsaa in Ramsey, Victoria Road in Castletown and Ballacottier in Douglas.

Lempen Puppet Theatre Company was founded in 1987 by Liz and Daniel Lempen, who are professionally trained in puppetry, mime, music, mask and sculpture.

They have visited festivals, theatres and schools across the British Isles and Europe and travelled as far away as Taiwan.

 

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