Students were entranced recently with the visit to The British School of Kuwait of the prestigious German puppeteers the Augsburger Puppenkiste. This famous European troupe perform with hand carved marionettes to tell children’s stories yet delight young and old alike. Affiliated with the Goethe Institute in Abu Dhabi, the players gave the only school performances of their Gulf tour in BSK’s Shakespeare Theatre.
The charming puppets gave the children an entirely new experience to form the basis of discussion and writing in literacy classes thereby capitalising on the creative stimulus represented by the show. Goethe Institute Liaison Officer Isabell Achterberg commented on how pleased the crew were with the behaviour exhibited and thoughtful questions posed to the German team by the BSK students.
Primary Head Teacher Mark Brisbane saw the children give the puppeteers a standing ovation and is ready to welcome the group back should they return to Kuwait. “To be chosen by the Goethe Institute to host such an event was an honour and further strengthens The British School of Kuwait’s partnership with the German community in Kuwait,” he remarked.
The British School of Kuwait would like to thank the Augsburger Puppenkiste, the Goethe Institute and the German Embassy in Kuwait for its time and effort in bringing such a worthwhile experience to Kuwait’s children.
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