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Environment friendly puppet show hits Kavieng schools

Students from the Lutheran, Melton and Kopkop elementary schools in New Ireland were introduced to an educational puppet show that the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) conducted this month.
The puppet show was trialed out in these three schools from the 14th – 16th June as one of WCS’s educational initiative that the Australian Government funded through its Direct Aid Program (DAP).
“We consider puppet shows as simple and educational,” said WCS staff Francis Gove.
The puppet show was designed to educate students on the importance of the environment and why it should not be destroyed. 

Mr Gove explained that the puppet show featured two human characters of local significance, Masi and Pasi who spoke openly about environmental issues that concerned the communities. 
“Climate change effects, the use of destructive fishing practices like derris root and dynamite and the importance of looking after mangroves were some of the conservation topics covered in the show,” said Mr Gove. 

Kopkop Elementary school’s head teacherMrs. Jane Jimmy said the different plays conducted throughout the show had captured students’ attention.
She said that it was a new experience for them to have watched a live puppet show.
“The students are used to watching such programs on TV and to actually see one, personally really is something new because the messages relayed in the plays were simple and the students were able to relate,” said Mrs Jimmy.
She acknowledged WCS’s initiative and requested for more shows to be conducted at the school in the future....read more on >> PNG Education News

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