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