The Complete Puppetry Handbook for KS3

'Motivating, practical and fun'


Focused, structured lessons enable students to actively learn the connection between movement and emotion. Students progress from learning the history of puppetry to creating their own puppets, to a final performance.
  • Evaluation sheets allow students to assess their development
  • Supports the delivery of SEAL

'Stimulating and educational… This resource promotes puppets as performance tools as opposed to a craft-making activity. I would recommend this resource to teachers at every applicable Key Stage.'
M Dunn, Drama Examiner and Independent Reviewer


What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3231)
'Very good, comprehensive and well-researched with a lot of information and resources for lessons. Nicely presented and illustrated. Gives a detailed insight into puppetry... Links into drama as a genre and will help less confident students to perform. The lessons are backed up with good illustrations, clear objectives and supportive written tasks.' B Myers, Drama Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"I reallyy enjoyed this resource and would most definitely purchase it...Task 5 in particular is really good. I value these levels of co-operation and intimacy - it is cheap to resource and good Drama." N Phillips, Drama Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'Motivating, practical and fun. I really enjoyed reviewing this. I found it stimulating and educational.'   M Dunn, Drama Examiner
I thought it was well organised and detailed, with plenty of exercises, and, at the end, lots of evaluation which could be useful for the students. I like the logical, well set out detail/Activity/Evaluation organisation.
"There's no doubt that it will [enhance learning], partially because of the structured approach which invites participation . It also invites students to take into account what they already know, an absolute key for enhancing learning ." M Haining, Head of Drama and Independent Reviewer.