arepp:Theatre for Life was invited to present a paper at the 10th Annual Early Childhood Development Knowledge Building Seminar held in Pretoria on the 25th and 26th of November 2015. This year the focus was on "Quality through play-based learning and innovation in early childhood development".
The paper, written by Gordon Bilbrough, focuses on the No Monkey Business: Spick & Span project, a puppet show designed for foundation phase learners, ages 5 to 9, which aims to address issues around health, basic hygiene and hand-washing. The project is a partnership between arepp:Theatre for Life, UNICEF and the Department of Basic Education.
Since the project's inception in 2013, we have performed over 900 shows to more than 126 000 learners in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.
Click here to read more about the Spick and Span project.