Puppet Show at Pooncarie a success

School of the air student Monty and Palinyewah students Arden, Issy and Millie play musical chairs while waiting for the show
Jenny Ellis of Little Wing Puppets
Little Wing Puppets’ Jenny Ellis is given a hand during the show by student Ethan

A little bit of the arts was brought to Pooncarie on Thursday 18 March when Jenny Ellis of Little Wing Puppets performed “A Little Bit of Blue” at Pooncarie Town Hall for students from Pooncarie Public School, Palinyewah, Pomona and the School Of The Air as well as some of their family members and staff.

The 46 gathered students, many of whom live remotely on stations or outback properties, were treated to an excellent show.

Pooncarie Public School’s Adele Fernandez was integral in coordinating the schools and barbeque luncheon afterward

The event was funded by a Restart Arts Grant awarded to West Darling Arts and facilitated by Wentworth Shire Libraries.

“To be able to come together and watch a live performance, especially in a small town like Pooncarie was really special,” Wentworth Shire Libraries’ Gabrielle Murphy said.

“The show was really engaging and the puppetry quite mesmerising to watch.

“To have the event come together after so many things being cancelled for so long was wonderful. It was just a really brilliant day.”

The show was also rolled out to Wentworth and Gol Gol public school students, with the latter show including students from Dareton Public School.