Time & Location
15 Apr 2020, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
About the Event
The Survival Scholars Puppet Party is a fun and exciting series of hands on virtual de-stressor activities for parents and children to bond and expand their creativity. The purpose of this Puppet Party is to help students to COPE with the changes caused by covid-19. These changes include adjusting to a new routine, having to study for exams that they are uncertain about the date, not being able to physically socialize with their friends and much more. Parents will assist their children in creating their puppets and also guide them in developing the puppet's character. Children can create their poems on any "Original" imaginable theme of their liking, whether it is about Easter, their Dream career, Imaginary friend or any other interest. Videos will be posted via our social media pages over the weekend on how to create puppets using either paper or socks and how to create a short poem. The actual Puppet Parade of the Puppets Performing Poetry will be done during our virtual meeting on Wednesday 15th April from 3:30 pm to 5:00pm via Zoom. There are prizes to be won as sponsored by Nestle.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
The goals and objectives of the “Puppet Party” are to:
- Empower children to move away from the fear zone of this pandemic into the fun and enjoyable benefits
- Assist students to tap into their creativity so they can discover new skills and talents they possess
- Build students’ emotional resilience to cope with the stress, changes and uncertainty of covid-19
- Help students to be in a calm and positive mind frame during this pandemic so they can maximize the use of their time
- Strengthen the bonds between parents and their children through creativity
- Promote an avenue of creative self-expression for students who are experiencing intense emotions during this time
- Puppet Party ~ Puppets Performing Poetry is hosted by Dawsher Charles (BSc.) who is the founder and Managing Director of Survival Scholars who seeks to build resilient students and help students to cope in a healthy, positive and productive manner. Ms Charles has over 5 years experience working with youths in camps, youth councils, giving lessons, during presentations and one on one interactions. She is an Educational Economist and possesses numerous certifications in child psychology and development courses. Dawsher is passionate about helping students to surmount their struggles to strive in their studies and school journey to become success stories.
- Moderated by Mr. Kareem Ryce also known as Split Mind who is a singer, songwriter and recording artiste. Kareem Ryce is an L.A records certified audio engineer and an advocate for mental health. Mr. Ryce is the vice president and a mentor at the Jim Greaves Inter-generational Achievement Association.
- Three judges to be annouced soon.
- Decide on what type of puppet you want to create whether it is a sock or paper puppet. Look out for our Tutorial videos on our You Tube Channel, social media pages and website.
- Decide on your puppet's character in terms of it's personality whether it is sarcastic, happy, excited etc. Additionally, decide on any cool features or props you will like to add to your puppet whether it be a pair of glasses, a scarf, a basket etc. These additional features form the storyline and theme about your puppet. Ensure your puppet's appearance is in alignment with your chosen theme and topic.
- Create your puppet along your selected theme.
- Construct and practice your puppet's "original" stage appearance. All performers will be aloted 5 minutes to execute their production live on our interactive zoom session. Be sure to include the name, age and short storyline about your puppet in addition to the title of your poem before you begin reciting your piece. Will your puppet be introduced or finish with drum rolls, your favorite catch phrase, a theme song or a quote created by you? It's your choice! Allow your creative juices to flow.
- Most importantly have FUN! Afterall, it's a Parrrrtyyyyyyyy!!
THE PROGRAM (Time in pm)
Introduction of facilitators (5mins) 3:30
Brief outline of the flow of activities and prizes to be won (5mins) 3:35
Explanation of the Puppet Party with an example (10mins) 3:40
Start of the Puppet Performances by children 3:50
Brief session on tips on how to cope and adjust with the changes of covid-19 (10mins) 4:50
Details on when the winners will be announced (5mins) 5:50
Closing remarks (5mins) 5:55