Roto-o-Rangi School

Te Rereka puppet show

We were treated to a highly interactive, well told and enjoyable puppet show today. Te Rereka - The Flight is a puppet show using a variety of puppets from the Toro Pikopiko Rock-Art Puppetry collection. It tells a Maori Story of the rereka looking for its own kind and is related to a rock art discovery near Timaru.
The aim of the show is to raise awareness of our historical Rock-Art heritage among children and students, so that they may assist in the future preservation of this fragile cultural treasure, by being delightfully informed about it.
After the performance, the Room Rima akonga participated in a workshop about puppetry. More photos on the school website.