Go For 2&5 Regional Schools Touring Program
Spare Parts has a long serving commitment to presenting highly imaginative, world-class productions that warm hearts and create infectious joy. We are excited to announce that in 2022, in partnership with Healthway (promoting the Go for 2&5 message), Horizon Power and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, we will be delivering performances of our much loved show Hachikō – The Loyal Dog and workshops to a huge number of schools in regional areas of Western Australia.
Students, teachers, children and adults are invited to explore puppetry with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre through both our performances and workshops as part of our regional schools tour.
This year our Go For 2&5 Regional Schools Tour will head to the Peel, Wheatbelt, Esperance, South-West and Great Southern regions 23 May – 24 June, 2022 and Gascoyne, Mid-West and Goldfields regions from 25 July – 26 August, 2022.
What’s on tour?
Hachikō – The Loyal Dog
Have you ever loved an animal? Have you ever wondered why they are so loyal?
Step into an inspiring and inventive world made of cardboard and paper and follow the heartfelt journey of one dog who has touched the hearts of thousands of people from all over the world. Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a theatrical celebration of the remarkable joy and companionship that an animal can bring to our lives.
Students will leave the theatre feeling inspired and touched by the resilience and loyalty of Hachikō and his legacy. Themes of resilience and change are explored in a playful and engaging way that teaches us all how we can learn to be more adaptable and view change as a valuable part of life.
Performance Length: 50 minutes + 10 minute Q&A session with the performers.
Age Appropriateness: Hachikō is suitable for Years 1+, and students Years 7+ studying Drama or subjects related to the curriculum links listed below.
Curriculum Links: Arts, English, STEM, Music, Drama, Visual Arts, Design & Technologies, HASS, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding
Teachers Notes: Your school will receive extensive and detailed Teachers’ Notes including classroom activities and learning tools that have been developed by teachers, with links to the Australian Curriculum.
VISIT the Horizon Discovery Zone for an array of activity sheets to keep the whole class entertained whilst also learning how to Keep Safe around electricity.
Expressions of Interest close February 26, 2021.
To express your school’s interest in taking part in this tour please complete and return the relevant form below to firstname.lastname@example.org before February 25th 2022. Please use the subject header
“EOI – 2021 Regional Schools Tour – Name of School.” We will be in contact to discuss possible dates for our visit.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Go for 2&5 Regional Schools Tour program is supported by Healthway, promoting the Go for 2&5 message, Horizon Power and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.