Hello Jo!

Meet Jo and a cast of fun characters who will delight and inform young children about keeping safe and healthy living

Puppet making

Optional workshops to accompany the show

Stop Jo!

Have fun learning road safety

Meet Jo!

Children will love meeting the engaging characters up close

The shows

Puppeteer Tim introduces Jo to the children

Look Out Jo!

Jo has a busy day today and needs your help to get through it safely.
Featuring the chickens who want to cross the road.
Includes: in the kitchen, crossing the road and playing out.

Remi the crossing patrol man with the chickens

Look Out Jo! Road Safety

Jo has a busy day today, out and about.
Includes: crossing the road, lollipop patrol, crossing at a safe place and car safety.

Snapper the crocodile with fresh fruit and veg

Snapper’s Five A Day

‘Fruit and Veg, Five A Day, Keeps us Fit and Helps us Play!’
It’s Snapper’s birthday but he can’t have any cake till the party…
Includes: why we can’t eat cake all the time, some of the good things to eat.

Snapper gets moving silhouette

Snapper Gets Moving

Snapper Gets Moving promotes ‘eat well’ and ‘move more’ messages in a lively show just right for Children’s Centres. Features Snapper and his friends having fun getting up and about.

Jo, Snapper and friends have been regular visitors to children’s centres and primary schools across the North since 2003.
Each show lasts 25–30 minutes and can include seasonal topics, for example sun safety, bonfire night.
Children can meet the puppets up close after a show, talk about the message and make a puppet to take home.
All shows are available all year round and are suitable for children in Children’s Centres through to Key Stage 1.

I thoroughly enjoyed the show again! And as I expected it was a bit hit with all ages. A great fun way to address important issues.
Keelham Primary School, Denholme

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Very positive feedback – children really remembered things from the show when they got home.
S.Edmund’s Nursery & Primary School, Bradford
Excellent Show! Good feedback from parents. Raising road safety issues in a fun and age appropriate way. Thank you.
Dingle Lane Children’s Centre, Liverpool

Meet Tim

Puppeteer Tim holding saucepan to show thew dangers of cooking fires

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i, my name is Tim Preston and I have worked in arts and health promotion in Manchester and the North West for twenty years. From 1991 to 2002 I was employed by Working for Health in Wythenshawe, organising community health projects and helped found South Manchester’s healthy living network.

As a father of three I’m keenly aware of the pressures on parents of young children. We’ve had a couple of near misses with ours over the years. The scariest was a chip pan fire when Daniel (8) and Ellie (4) were trapped upstairs. The Fire Brigade’s ‘Welephant’ had recently visited school and Daniel knew to stop the smoke coming under the bedroom door with blankets, which protected them until they were rescued. The episode convinced me that safety and health promotion with young children can be effective.

I have a current CRB disclosure and public liability insurance and can provide references on request.

What they say

Children enjoyed show and the puppet making afterwards. Particularly good for this time of year as children are more likely to be left to amuse themselves during the summer holiday. A really enjoyable morning. Thank you!
Still talking about Look Out Jo! in potentially unsafe situations. Great fun, very relevant.
Children referred to their own experiences back in the classroom, eg. Learning to use a blunt knife safely at home to help Mummy make sandwiches. Thank you for an enjoyable and informative session which has given us plenty of follow-up opportunities.
Very enjoyable show with a good clear message linked to being healthy. Straight after the show a boy went over to the puppet box and pulled out a crocodile puppet. The boy who has English as a second language said “Snapper” and fed him a toy. All of the children loved the puppet ‘Snapper’ and the interaction between Snapper, Frog and Chicken.  
The show was entertaining and informative. Thank you! Many children brought the puppets back to school and have used them during ‘free play’ activities. Absolutely wonderful – just right for this age group and really engaged their enthusiasm. Thank you.
A super show enjoyed by all. The children loved investigating the puppets after the show and how they worked. The materials left for puppet making were brilliant. Thanks very much.

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Booking

  • One performance of any show and a sticker for each child at home time £150
  • Morning or afternoon session with one performance of any show followed by puppet making £200
  • Full day with two or more performances of any show followed by puppet making £300
  • Discount on multiple bookings.

The show needs two by three metres floor space for the booth plus audience space and an electrical socket.

Get in touch

tel 0161 445 1985
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