Monarch – Children’s Theatre, Primary School Touring Show
Monarch is a theatre show that mixes vivid characters, comedy, and physical theatre. Performed by dynamic duo Katie Burson and Beth Kayes and featuring costumes by award winning designer Elizabeth Whiting, Monarch is about butterflies, speech writing, scientists and the environment.
Monarch follows Lea who is writing her speech for school about the importance of butterflies. Her Grandma is a butterfly scientist who works to protect and preserve monarchs in her area. Lea’s speech writing is interrupted by Carlo the caterpillar. He is claustrophobic and afraid to go into a chrysalis. Lea convinces him to overcome his fear of change by telling him incredible facts about butterflies and their central place in myths and legends.
Meanwhile a city planner announces her scheme to build a motorway that will destroy the butterfly winter home. Lea and her Grandma suggest a tunnel so that the city’s progress and nature, can co-exist. The city planner threatens Grandma. Lea is worried but her Grandma gives her a ‘Scientists From The Past’ Time Machine so she can learn about the courage of scientists. The madcap machine conjures up the courageous Marie Curie, Galileo and David Attenborough.
Lea is inspired and determined to help her Grandma to save the butterfly winter home. When the city planner and Grandma come to a deadlock Lea is called on to step into her Grandmother’s shoes and speak up. She is terrified but overcomes her nerves and delivers her speech, just in time!
Suitability: School Y2–6
Duration: 50 minutes
Price: $4 per student.
‘Thanks for the great show, terrific feedback from teachers and students. We will book again. Lance Coker, Mangawhai Beach School
‘Thanks for a wonderful show, I received lots of positive comments about it. Your resources for teachers were excellent too..’ Karen Davies, The Gardens School, Manurewa
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National Schools Pride Week 2020
Celebrating Pride in every school | Whakanuia te uenuku ki ia kura
We’re excited to launch InsideOUT’s first annual National Schools Pride Week campaign, with a range of activities that schools, rainbow diversity groups, students and staff can get involved with in their school!
We hope that by creating opportunities to celebrate and affirm rainbow identities through this campaign we can help reduce the experiences of bullying and distress many of our rainbow rangatahi face, and give these young people an increased sense of belonging in their school communities.
EONZ Conference 2020: Education Outside the Classroom – Opening Minds, Transforming Futures
If you are interested in enriching and innovating your teaching practice by taking it beyond the classroom (EOTC), this conference is for you. Expect an engaging, thought-provoking and hands-on conference, designed for educators across all learning areas.
- Ways to integrate responsive and authentic learning about our environment
- Enhancing student and staff wellbeing through connected learning
- Discovering meaning through Mātauranga Māori and multicultural values/practices
- Navigating and proactively leading changes in education
- Managing the nitty-gritty of EOTC: Health and Safety, managing workload and creative budgeting.
For further information: www.eonz.org.nz/professional-development/eotc-conference-2020