Our World, Our Future:
The Environment Workshop

Explore the challenges facing our planet in our whole-school performance workshop.

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Your children investigate one of the most important issues in the world today from an interactive, drama-based perspective.

Part 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. 

From The Lorax by Julia Donaldson to The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, the sessions take inspiration from contemporary children’s literature while giving children the chance to contribute creatively. Children not only learn about the topics but also take ownership of the narrative to explore how they can make a change. 

Whole school workshop and performance

Children work class-by-class, each class focusing on a different environmental topic which is also grounded in a particular challenge. From rainforests to renewable energy, from saving the oceans to saving plastic bags. 

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. Two or three form entry schools take two or three days, with one class per year taking part on each day.

Individual workshops

Alternatively just a few classes can take part in individual sessions of between 40 - 90 minutes. These workshops combine professional theatrical techniques with literature and geography. Guided by an expert drama facilitator, children will use their own creativity and imaginations to explore different themes, challenges and solutions.

These sessions are tailored for KS1 or KS2. At the end of the day, morning or afternoon there is an optional sharing session when children have the chance to perform what they have worked on to each other.

First availability: 3rd June 2019
This workshop is perfect for World Environment Day, Wednesday, 5th June 2019

 

 

What you need to know about our Environment Workshop

The director: An accomplished, professional actor experienced in working with children.

Topics: geography, science, literature, imagination, drama, performance.

Age range: Reception to Year 6

Location: In your school hall

Schedule:

In a one form entry primary school Reception and Year 1 work together, whilst Years 2 to 6 each take on a different perspective, theme and 'scene' from the war. Each group attends one session during the day, leading to a final shared session.

Variations in scheduling are possible for larger and smaller schools and junior schools. Two form entry primaries need two days - for half the children each day.

Equipment required: A projector in the hall, connected to Powerpoint. Access to a sound system or simple speaker.

First availability: 3rd June 2019

This workshop is perfect for World Environment Day, Wednesday, 5th June 2019