Pup­pets walk to work

Melville Times - - STREET WATCH -

THE pup­pets are break­ing out of Spare Parts Pup­pet The­atre to set the pace for Friday’s Walk to Work Day.

Usu­ally con­fined to the stage, some of the the­atre’s most re­cent char­ac­ters and their pup­peteers will take to the streets.

Spare Parts Pup­pet The­atre artis­tic di­rec­tor Philip Mitchell said they signed up for the event be­cause they were all en­er­getic and funlov­ing peo­ple usu­ally pulling the strings be­hind the scenes.

“It’s nice to be able to get out and about with the team and the char­ac­ters from our Rules of Sum­mer school hol­i­day per­for­mance and con­trib­ute to the mes­sage of lead­ing a healthy, ac­tive life­style ev­ery sin­gle day,” he said.

“It’s a great way to do some­thing fun with your work col­leagues, shake up your nor­mal rou­tine and reap the phys­i­cal and men­tal health ben­e­fits at the same time.”

Walk to Work Day en­cour­ages lo­cals to in­clude a stroll as part of their daily com­mute to work, as well as raise funds for Di­a­betes Aus­tralia.

Di­a­betes Aus­tralia chief ex­ec­u­tive Greg John­son said that while fam­ily his­tory and cul­tural back­ground played a role in the risk of type 2 di­a­betes, that risk in­creased if peo­ple were in­ac­tive.

“Walk­ing is one of the best ways to help peo­ple re­duce their risk of de­vel­op­ing type 2 di­a­betes and it also helps peo­ple who have type 2 di­a­betes man­age the con­di­tion,” he said.

Walk to Work Day is on Oc­to­ber 6.

Visit www.walk.com.au.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d474495

Lisa Wal­lace and Philip Mitchell from Spare Parts Pup­pet The­atre will join other staff on Walk to Work Day on Friday.

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