Two important topics are likely to be major talking points for students across the country over the next few months.
The first is continued conversation about the condition of our seas and oceans, which had been brought to the fore by recent coverage of campaigns against single use plastics.
The second is the First World War as we move towards November 11th, and the hundredth anniversary of the armistice coming in to effect.
With two shows dealing with these topics, we can provide a great way for you to start a conversation with your students on these topics, or to consolidate what they have learned. As we also allow (where appropriate for the school) parents to come in and watch our performances, this also allows a chance for students to consider these important topics at home as well as in school.
Our World War One show features myself, Greg, taking students through the history of the First World War, from the causes to the consequences, and from the Christmas Truce to the Battle of the Somme. The show uses magic, storytelling, interaction and more to teach and engage the students, and carefully balances the show between comedy, entertainment, and respectfulness and sombre reflections on the seriousness of the subject matter. You can find out more about this show, and other history based performances, at www.condensedhistories.com.
“Having discovered Greg and his shows a few years ago, he has now become an important part of our broad and balanced curriculum. His shows are always hugely engaging, well-planned and fun. History can be taught in many different ways; I have no doubt that using Greg with his vast historical knowledge coupled with his child-focused entertainment enables every child to learn something new and interesting.”
In ‘Curios Aquatica’, our marine conservation show, Greg is joined by our ‘real life’ mermaid, Fliss.
While cleaning a beach, Greg sees a mermaid, and sets off to meet her. Along the way he meets new friends, and learns about various problems facing the oceans today - and what we can do to help stop these problems. The show uses comedy, magic, juggling, puppets and a lot of interaction and information to address major problems facing the oceans, and inspires students to do their bit to solve these problems! You can find out more about this show at www.curiosaquatica.com.
Both of these shows are suitable for KS1 and KS2 students, with the World War One show also having variations suitable for students up to Sixth Form. Each performance can be for up to 120 people, and we recommend no more than two year groups in a performance.
For one performance in a day, prices start from £275 including travel, with two performances a day starting at £450, and three starting at just £550. For an exact quote for your school, or for any other information you need while deciding to book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07706 644538.
Many thanks for considering booking us to bring our shows to your students.
Listen to Greg’s podcast, Greg Chapman’s Tales From The Road right here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/greg-chapmans-tales-from-the-road/id593351744?mt=
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