Flower of Scotland

KS2 / P5-7
KS3&4 / S1-6
Scottish History
Play In A Day

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

First it was Romans. Then Vikings. After that it was the English... Edward I, II and III all had their hands full dealing with their neighbours north of the border. From the religious conflict between Mary Queen of Scots and the not-so-good Queen Bess, to the Jacobite rebellion and the legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie; it's a real roller-coaster ride for anyone trying to run the country they call Scotland... especially if your name happens to be James!

A Play in a Day for up to 30 KS2 & KS3 pupils.

Flower of Scotland charts the history of the Scottish Wars of Independence. From the Highlands to the Lowlands, from the islands to the Borders via loch and glen, this is the land of tartan kilts, shortbread and bagpipes... or is it? What's the real story? Was Sir William Wallace really just an Australian barmpot covered in blue make-up? What was Robert the Bruce doing sitting in a damp, dark cave? What on earth was Bonnie Prince Charlie doing stuck up a tree? And what's all this have to do with being Scottish in the twenty-first century?!

All this and more is explored during an exciting and thought-provoking day long rehearsal with one of our professional Theatre Directors. Working together as actors to create a fun, action-packed short performance, informing as much as it entertains, students will explore a wide range of topical issues.

Key themes:

-         the value of teamwork

-         self-expression

-         public speaking

-         confidence building

-         increased subject knowledge

The true nature of the conflict between kings, warriors, heroes (Hurrah!), villains (Booooo!), clans and dynasties involved in the Scottish wars of independence is laid bare in Konflux's own inimitable style. Exploring the national, international, cultural and political upheavals which helped forge a nation's proud identity.