Explore the challenges facing our planet in our workshop for the whole school
Featuring the voice of Sandi Toksvig as Grandma Planet!
Your children can investigate one of the most important issues in the world today from an interactive, drama-based perspective.
Part PSHE, geography, literature, science, and performance, the workshop encourages children to explore environmental challenges while empowering them to take ownership of their part in our world. During the sessions the children recreate different settings and situations from around the planet as well those close to home, woven together with children’s literature, music and movement.
The sessions take inspiration from contemporary children’s literature such as The Lorax by Dr Seuss and UnBEEleivables by Douglas Florian, while giving each class the chance to contribute creatively. Children not only learn about the environment and climate change but also take ownership of the narrative to explore how they can make a difference.
To take a cross-curricular approach to the issues facing our environment in order to view it on a global scale.
To discover and retain key facts and information relating to our world and its challenges.
To expand vocabulary and develop a stronger command of spoken English through drama.
To take part in a shared performance and engage with a wide range of environmental themes told by a cast of up to 210 children in the school.
Whole school workshop and performance
Children work class-by-class, with each class focusing on a different environmental topic which is also grounded in a particular challenge. From rainforests to renewable energy, from plastics to permaculture.
At the end of the day all classes come together to perform to each other, with the final presentation taking the audience around the world to look at the issues faced by our planet and each class’ solutions. Every child is involved in presenting their work within a soundscape that sets the scenes, interspersed with key facts to give geographical context and knowledge.
The whole day option is perfect for a one form entry school or six KS2 classes. Alternatively two or three form entry schools take two or three days, or we can work with just a few classes with a sharing session at the end of the day.
For just one or two classes taking part we recommend our Climate Change Explorer workshop. Rather than building to a performance, these take an in-depth approach to climate change as a whole. Get in touch for more information.
An experienced drama facilitator experienced in working with primary school children, with a current Enhanced DBS check.
Exploring topics relating to the environment and climate change through drama and movement.
All in your school hall! All we need is access to a projector, connected to Powerpoint, and a sound system or simple speaker.
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