The Great Fire of London
A Play in Day for Years 1, 2, 3 & 4 children
Most of you will know there was a first and even a second Great Fire of London, but did you know that there was nearly a third Great Fire of London? Yes just last week in fact...
Tom is a boy who never listens and just doesn't think. He lives in London but it's very different to how things were when the first fire started. In a well - meaning attempt to bake a cake for his brother's birthday, Tom accidentally sets fire to his house. Luckily things have changed over the years and fire doesn't have such a catastrophic effect on the rest of the neighbourhood but the story is not without a little adventure along the way...
Konflux Theatre in Education brings you a brand new workshop that not only re-tells the story of The Great Fire of London but also examines it's legacy and allows for comparisons to be made between the two different eras.
How the Day works
After registration, once the group (generally up to a maximum of 30 children) have assembled in the hall, the workshop leader will introduce themselves to the children and talk about the story and the day ahead. The workshop begins with an introduction to movement, mime, facial expressions and voices, followed by some improvisation, before the children commence learning the play.
Our technique is specifically designed to enable all children to actively participate in the play, including those who may have reading difficulties. The children do not receive copies of the script as lines are given orally by the director. This enables children of all abilities to develop their skills and confidence with an experienced theatre practitioner, whilst at the same time learning important information and having lots of fun! Culminating in a 12 - 15 minute performance, to be shown in front of Parents and the rest of the school. This workshop also included costume, props and music.
What the Children Learn…
- Exploring how they can use their voice, movement and expression in role play and drama.
- Expressing ideas, thoughts and feelings through role play and drama
- Presenting drama and stories to others
- Individual confidence
- Basic acting skills
- Teamwork and Awareness of Others
- Public speaking
- Understanding Fire safety
A Play in Day for Years 1, 2, 3 & 4
Florence Nightingale was born into a wealthy family but she always felt that there was something more that she wanted to do with her life.
As a child she would care for sick servants and animals and as she grew up she knew that she wanted to be a nurse.
Her horrified parents thought that this was no job for a lady but Florence had different ideas and was a very determined young woman.
She took that determination with her to the Crimean War and brought it home again to change the face of nursing forever.
A fun and exciting look at the story of the much loved 'Lady with the Lamp'.
For more information please call Rebecca on 01937 832740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org