A bit of internal feedback today! I was lucky enough this morning to be invited along to Westgarth Primary to see Asphyxia present to the students there. Along with the students, I was captivated as the puppet Martha (pictured right), narrator of The Grimstones books and one of the stars of Asphyxia’s puppet show, Hatched, rose from her handcrafted bed. This incredibly lifelike puppet wowed the whole audience as she rose, made her bed, and began writing in her most precious diary. Here, the session took another direction, as Paula (Asphyxia’s Auslan translator) began reading the segment aloud. This was followed by the history of the book, the puppets, and Asphyxia’s own personal journey. I, the students and the teachers were captivated by this beautiful, warm, lively and expressive performance.
-Bec Kavanagh, Booked Out
The Year 7s and 8s were beside themselves with excitement in their library lesson when Jack was there talking to them and listening to their stories. The boys loved working with him and he was so great with all ages. We are madly trying to arrange a time when he can join us again.
–j. Ward, Marist CollegeBack to news page