A local allotment site has become a rubbish tip. So when an out-of-date laptop is dumped on a tatty three-seater sofa next to an ancient black-and-white TV, dripping fridge, rusty mountain bike and clapped-out supermarket trolley, the computer turns to the Internet in search for help to restore things to their former usefulness.
In a light-hearted way, with fun characters, songs and dances, this mini-musical encourages children to be aware of the waste produced in our world. It shows how modern technology can help us communicate and access important information.
Duration: 15 minutes
Age Guide: 6 to 11 years, KS1 & KS2
15 to 35 short speaking parts
1 to 7 Storytellers; G.R.O.T.s (stands for 'Get Rid Of That): LT250 (Laptop Computer), Bulky Waste (three-seater Sofa in 3 parts), Goggle Box (old TV), Drip (fridge), Cash (supermarket trolley), Velocity (bike), Carry (plastic bag) & 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
Cross-Curricular Content: Conservation, Habitats, Allotments, Recycling, Dealing with waste, Sustainable living, Gardening, Health & safety, Well-being, Caring for the environment
Song Sample: From WE'RE HERE TO STAY
Did they think we'd disappear when they'd had enough of us -
Simply vanish in mid air, go up in a puff of dust?
No, we will never go away, we're here to stay!...
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