1000 SCHOOLS, RAISE £10,000, PLANT 10,000 TREES
WE’RE LOOKING FOR 1000 SCHOOLS TO HELP US RAISE £10,000 AND PLANT 10,000 TREES
PLAN A PERFORMANCE OF THE SELFISH GIANT
The sun WILL come out …maybe not tomorrow but soon!
In the meantime, we’ve got everything you need to start preparing for the big day.
So let’s get ready to sing and dance again.
The Selfish Giant is the perfect story for now. It has a long track record of success and has been performed worldwide by thousands of children, in venues that include The Linbury Theatre at The Royal Opera House. It was once performed in the presence of the Queen.
Like mother trees acting as central hubs, sharing their resources and communicating with other trees through vast underground networks, the pandemic has shown us all how inter-connected and dependent upon one another we are. This musical carries the same messages and a tree is central to the story.
- Safe Learning: Children will be able to listen to Johnny Morris’ gentle narration of the beautiful story and a young Jon Lee of S Club fame, now a pre-eminent musical theatre star, sing ‘Forever Friends’. They will become familiar with the music and songs, seamlessly picking up lyrics and melodies whilst remaining socially distanced.
- Mental Health: Singing is so important to children’s happiness and positive mental health. It heals and, although it can’t be a classroom activity at present, we will provide download access to the songs so they can practice at home as well
- PSME/Citizenship: The many themes in the story centre around friendship, love, kindness, selfishness, inter-dependence and gently explores loss of a loved one.
- Environmental project: The idea for this project was inspired by David Attenborough’s witness statement and vision for the future, ‘A Life on our Planet’. Young people everywhere are passionately interested in environmental issues, telling us how much they care and leading the fight for a better world. The Selfish Giant is all about connectedness, climate, the natural world and the consequences of selfish behaviour.
- Downloaded Resources: This very comprehensive package, contains all the elements you need to perform a concert version – vocal guide tracks, backing tracks, lyric sheets and music scores. Additionally, we’ve prepared an edit for classroom listening, with a narration of the complete story interspersed with all the songs in one long track and a home practice edit of songs alone. A performance licence will also be included and a fully scripted play is available at £10 per copy
The normal minimum cost for resources and performance licence is £150
We are offering this complete package for £25
£10 from every production will go to One Tree Planted