Play in a Day Synopses - Environmental Titles
Spirit of the Forest
Just what exactly is a rainforest? Why is it different to other forests? And what's all this fuss about saving them?
In the first part of this highly interactive new play-in-a-day we take a good look at what a typical rainforest is and it's significance to the wellbeing of our planet. Through exploring the habitat, wildlife and threats to these unique and still largely unexplored environments the group will reveal the secrets of these hidden worlds. From Stories of the Jaguar and keen explorers to leeches turning up in the most awkward places, a whole new adventure awaits anyone willing to take a walk in the forest. All you need to pack is an imagination and a sense of humour. Pith helmets optional.
Peoples of the Forest
Who'd want live in a rainforest?? No phones, no X Factor, Wildlife film crews following you everywhere and even the tiniest insects are hunting for their next meal - YOU!
Phew! In this second play-in-a-day on a rainforest theme the group will explore the cultures of the peoples of the forest. From hunting and tracking skills to building homes and just existing day to day it's a world apart from everything we all take for granted. This fun, dynamic story will take us from the ancient worlds of the Incas, Aztecs and Conquistadors right through to the present day as we explore the history, beliefs and some of the oldest living cultures on Earth.
An inventive way of addressing littering, Talking Rubbish looks at the legal and moral responsibilities we have when it comes to dropping litter and questions whether or not the problem is laid fairly at the door of young people. The play also touches on landfill and recycling and how we should keep our planet as tidy as our local park. Talking Rubbish is excellent stimulus material for a wider school approach to littering.
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle! - It's time to talk rubbish! Commissioned to tie in with the Eco Schools programme, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle looks at waste management, saving energy and pollution and how we can all do our bit at home and at school to conserve resources for the future.
Love Food Hate Waste
Around a third of all the food we buy ends up being thrown away and most of this could have been eaten. It's not just peelings, cores and bones and it's not just an issue of good food going to waste or that this costs us as consumers a significant amount of money, but that there are serious environmental implications. 90% of us just don't realise how much good food we throw out. In the UK we throw away 6.7 million tonnes of food each year. That's 1 tonne for every 9 people. This great new Play in a Day looks at the added implications of food waste and how we can address this major issue. Love Food Hate Waste also covers topics such as landfill and carbon footprints left due to food transportation.
Reduce, Re-use and Recycle
It's time to talk rubbish! Commissioned to tie in with the Eco Schools programme, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle looks at waste management, saving energy and pollution and how we can all do our bit at home and at school to conserve resources for the future.
Far, far away, in the middle of the Milky Way, there is a small blue planet called Earth which is being polluted by rubbish and greed. This energetic Play in a Day looks at issues affecting Our World - from Fair Trade to Third World Debt - and our need to conserve and re-use our resources. Light-hearted and fast-paced, One World makes complex issues easy and entertaining to grasp and concludes that we all live in one world - our world.
A Play in a Day that should get us all moving and give us food for thought! Healthy Living is a fast-paced and fun look at our diets, particularly the effect foods have on our bodies and how we can achieve a balanced diet. And once we're fuelled up, we're ready to get active, with lots of suggestions for getting moving and having fun.
Water, Water, Everywhere
The highly interactive nature of our Play in a Day approach means students are engaged from the very start. As they are taken step-by-step through the rehearsal process by their facilitator they will discover all sorts of hidden talents - allowing them to draw upon and develop key skills whilst enjoying a fun and safe environment. The resulting physical and fast moving performances will highlight many of the problems facing the safeguarding, storage, production and delivery of quality fresh water supplies. The way we treat our water has a significant environmental impact. The services so many of us take for granted, however, require a small army of people behind the scenes - from the taps in our kitchen to the increasing changes in global weather systems. We all waste so much water without thinking or even realising.
These performances will explore many examples of this and look at the very simple but significant differences we can make. Economy programmes on the washing machine, rationed water to wash teeth, taking a shower versus taking a bath… the list goes on but the point is that we all have a responsibility for water conservation - no change is too small. Where’s the logic in shipping bottled water? What’s the environmental impact of over using the reservoirs? What do communities in hotter foreign countries have to go through to maintain a basic steady supply of water…? What alternatives are there to just pouring it all away?
Core values and themes will include independent decision making, good citizenship, the value of maintaining a healthy community and to make people realize that actually we can make a difference through active participation and raising awareness of key issues.
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