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Rules and Roles

(1) Expectations


  • must send the EDB NET and one LET to attend the professional development workshop on puppetry in October 2020 and the cluster meeting in January 2021.
  • must send two teachers to escort students to the competition in late March – April (TBC).


Teachers will need to:

  • participate fully in all puppetry activities at the professional development workshop;
  • use what they have learnt to prepare their students for the competition; and
  • ensure that students are escorted to, and supervised at, the competition.


Students will need to:

  • participate fully in any training sessions organised by their teachers in preparation for the competition; and
  • participate in the competition by staging and performing a 5 to7 minute puppet show at the competition in late March – April 2021 (pending venue confirmation). Each team will perform only once.

(2) Conditions of Entry

  • The ‘Story to Stage’ entry form must be submitted between 25 August and 11 September 2020. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
  • If the competition is over-subscribed, priority will be given to schools which were accepted in the 2019/2020 school year as the competition was cancelled owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. The rest of the applicants will be selected through a lucky draw.
  • The story title and the team members’ names will be collected in February, after the cluster meeting.
  • Certificates of Achievement will be distributed to the schools at the end of the competition.

(3) Student Participants

  • Each school can enter one team only.
  • A team consists of 5 puppeteers (performers). The team must be made up of students from Primary 4-6 (KS2).  All students involved should play a part in the performance.

(4) Performance and Set Up

  • Two teachers are permitted backstage to support the set up.
  • Only one teacher may stay backstage during the performance. 
  • Please note the penalties:

     1) 30 marks deduction for an extra teacher or student backstage.

     2) 10 marks will be deducted for every extra minute or part of a minute in

         set up time (maximum 5 minutes).

     3) 10 marks will be deducted for every minute or part of a minute over or

         under in performance time.

(5) Preparation

  • Teams may use commercial and/or hand-made puppets.
  • Teams should practise setting up to avoid time penalties.
  • Scripts should be practised, revised and refined prior to the competition.
  • Time your performance to avoid penalties.
  • Teams must provide their own music/sound effects.
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