This lively show is ideal for a class gardening project. Set in the 18th century, it describes how plants from tropical countries were introduced to Britain and cultivated in the hothouses of botanical gardens such as Kew and Chelsea.
Duration: 15 minutes
Age Guide: 7 to 11 years, KS1, KS2
15 to 35 short speaking parts:
1 to 4 Presenters, Thomas Fairchild (18th century plantsman)
Apprentices: Alice, Ned, Jack, Betty, Molly, Kit, Flora, Tom, Bert, May & others
Flowers: Lily, Aloe Vera, Orchid, Sweet William, Carnation & Mule & others
Apples: Pipsqueak & Old Fruit & others
Provides everything for a successful Class Assembly Show:
- A topic-based script with a line or two for each pupil.
- A fun song with actions for the class to perform and teach to the school.
- Vocal & backing tracks, piano score
- Costume, staging & cross-curricular ideas
Environment, Habitats, Places, Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Procreation, Cross-fertilization
Life in the 18th century, Occupations, Global exploration, Discovery of new species, Healthy eating, Working together, Living conditions for children in the past
Song Sample: From 'City Garden'
Turn your urban spaces into verdant places
A touch of paradise can be so very pretty.
Work a little everyday and turn your heavy clay
Into a garden in the middle of the City...
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