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Environmental show for schools and children that raises awareness of the causes of global warming, pollution and the environment. Suitable for schools, theatres, and science events for key stage 1 and key stage 2 children


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The Curse of the Grabbers us an environmental show that deals with the causes of Global Warming for schools, theatres and children's events

Children are encouraged to learn to appreciate the natural world and its wonders

 

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.   Gandhi

 

 

Environmental Shows for Primary Schools

Established 1988

The Curse of the Grabbers

An Environmental Show for Schools, Theatres, and Events

 

Environmental education resources for children are in demand and this environmental theatre show for schools brings home the immediate threat of global warming, pollution and greenhouse gasses, and importantly, their causes. How we all contribute to our carbon footprint and how we can learn about energy conservation and help reduce pollution of all types.

Although educational, this is a show that children will enjoy that carries a subtle message so that they do not think of it as an educational show, although this does not stop them learning

 

”I thought the Curse of the Grabbers was educationally relevant and simply but expertly performed. More importantly the young audience were totally engaged and clearly enjoyed this thought provoking piece of work. I recommend it highly”

J C Struthers - Director of the Institute of Contemporary and Interdisciplinary Arts,  University of Bath

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The Grabbers are coming, and the places where birds sing, wild flowers grow, and children play, are disappearing fast. Grabbers destroy them to build factories - factories that make things we don’t need, that turn food into junk, and that destroy the environment.

 And the Grabbers are coming to a space near you!

The narrative of the show centres around a character who has got it all wrong and thinks he can solve all the worlds environmental problems by waving a magic want (how many people are there like that in the world?). This leads to some very silly slapstick and magic spells that work out in unexpected ways, but in the end comes the realisation that it is only the actions of all of us as individuals that can make any real difference.

The show aims to encourage awareness that excessive and unnecessary consumption is a cause of rapidly diminishing resources, loss of the countryside, global warming, and the resulting pollution of our water, air, and land.

 A blend of storytelling, pantomime, slapstick, and theatre, The Curse of the Grabbers  places our environmental crisis into an immediate context that is relevant to young children.

  • Is a great comic show with a message relevant to our time

  • Tells children what they as individuals can do to help

  • Is suitable for children aged 4 - 9 and teachers and parents

  • Addresses the causes of pollution and consumption

  • Has minimal technical requirements

  • Can be performed to large audiences 200-300+

  • And of course its very funny indeed!

‘I haven’t laughed so much for years, and the children absolutely loved it!’  

- Parent

‘Absolutely brilliant - every child should see this show. It’s a rare treat to see something that is so funny and makes a serious point’        - teacher

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Let's work to save the world from destruction!

The show is available for schools and village touring schemes.

Click here for prices - there is a substantial discount for smaller schools

Extracts from The Curse of the Grabbers and a short interview with Mike Rawlinson were recently broadcast on ITV as part of a six part series hosted by John Nettles. 

Price includes suggestions for follow up work to develop the themes in the show - this will appear on the site soon!

  Resources

The most comprehensive site for  information about climate change and resources for teachers we've found is  www.climatechangeeducation.org 

 

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Main areas covered include Avon, Bath, Bradford on Avon, Bristol, Bridgewater,  Bridport, Bruton, Burnham on Sea, Castle Cary, Cheddar Chard, Cornwall, Crewkerne, Devon, Dorset, Dorchester, England, Exeter, Frome, Exmouth, Frome, Glastonbury, Gloucestershire, Honiton, Langport, Lyme Regis, Martock, Radstock, Shaftsbury, Shepton Mallet, Sherborne, Sidmouth, Somerset, South West England, Somerton, Street, Taunton, Tiverton, Topsham, Trowbridge, UK, Warminster, Wellington, Wells, Weymouth, Wiltshire, Wincanton, Yeovil, Torquay,

Theatre in Education tours for schools and other venues may cover a wider area. 

 

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Although the show has a serious message about protecting the environment, it is funny and engaging for children and adults

 

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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  Native American Proverb

 

A beach turned into a rubbish dump is a familiar sight the world over. But its not all about recycling waste - it is more important to stop creating waste from over consumption.

 

 

 

It's not all gloom and destruction - this show is about making children laugh and subtly getting across the environmental message in the process