On Tuesday the 30th September, Year 6 were invited to County High School to attend a performance of the travelling Jiangsu Theatre company from China. The theatre company is in Essex as part of the recent cultural festival establishing and celebrating links between China and Essex.
We were amazed to see puppets that could act out folk tales, dance, perform tricks, paint and even breathe fire! The fire-breathing puppet also had a face that changed to many different patterns, the secret of which is known by only one performer in the world at any one time and that secret is passed down between the best puppeteers in China.
We even had the honour of being presented with the painting produced during the performance, signed by all the members of the Jiangsu Company. It will soon go on display in school. In all, it was a captivating experience and was thoroughly enjoyed by staff and pupils alike.