Spare Parts Puppet Theatre to hit streets for Walk to Work Day

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre staff  Alan Rogers, Lisa Wallace, Rebecca Nelson, Philip Mitchell and Emily Kingsley.  Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au   d474495
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre staff Alan Rogers, Lisa Wallace, Rebecca Nelson, Philip Mitchell and Emily Kingsley. Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d474495

THE puppets are breaking out of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Usually confined to the stage, some of the theatre’s most recent characters and their puppeteers will take to the streets for a good cause in Friday’s Walk to Work Day.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre artistic director Philip Mitchell said they signed up for the event because they were all energetic, fun-loving and playful people but were usually stuck 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 fundraise 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 was increased if people were inactive or sedentary.

He said walking was one of the best ways to reduce their risk of developing the disease and of managing it.

Walk to Work Day is on October 6.

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