One Planet FutureEnvironment
This fun WWF musical encourages us all to appreciate and care for our local environment. It can be acted out by the cast with script, songs and dances, or for a simpler performance, the songs can be sung by a chorus and linked with the narrated story.
An allotment has become a rubbish tip for G.R.O.T.s, which stands for 'Get Rid Of That!' – the last words they heard before being dumped! On top of a tatty three-seater sofa (Bulky Waste), perches Goggle-Box, an ancient TV. Velocity, a mountain bike is propped up on one side, and Drip, a fridge full of junk food, lolls against the other. Plastic bags and bottles drift about, and a supermarket trolley careers all over the place!
When LT250, a bright young laptop, lands on the pile, it searches the Internet for help. The Wasteland Warriors pick up the email and come to the rescue. But while they're busy recycling the rubbish and regenerating the allotment, Slick, a can of motor oil, is lurking by a nearby pond!
Age guide: 7 to 14 (KS1, KS2, KS3)
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Cast: 20 to 30 solo parts (* = Solo singing)
G.R.O.T.s: LT250 (laptop), Bulky Waste (tatty 3-seater sofa - 3 parts), Goggle Box (TV), Velocity (mountain bike), Drip (fridge), Slick (fossil fuel)*, Carry (plastic bag*), Cash (supermarket trolley*)
Minibeasts: Maggot, Grub & Wormy (decomposers); Wasteland Warriors: Grandad, Marigold, Jess, Sim & Spike & others; Children: Charlie, Alex, Krish & Nicky & others; Narrator, Rag & Bone foxes, Truck Driver; Stickle & Tickle (Sticklebacks)
G.R.O.T.s, Wasteland Warriors, Minibeasts, Ickle Fish, 'Footnotes'
9 songs and dances include rock, jazz, boogie-woogie, classical, and 2–part singing.
Recycling, Dealing with Waste, Ecosystems, Technology, Minibeasts, Aquatic Creatures, Ponds, Scavengers, Cycle of Life, Food, Environment, Allotments, Habitats, Sustainable Living: Health & Safety, Well-being, Healthy Eating, Caring, Team work
Premiered at 2008 WWF Annual Conference, Westminster Central Methodist Hall (see photos)
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