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Chinese zodiac sign story

The Chinese Zodiac Story 十二生肖

Long, long ago, there was no Chinese zodiac. The Jade Emperor wanted to select 12 animals to be his guards. He sent an immortal being into man’s world to spread the message that the earlier one went through the Heavenly Gate, the better the rank one would have. This theatre play will provide insights of the sequences of events that happened that day.

Learning Objectives:
1. To appreciate traditional Chinese stories
2. To understand chinese culture and history
3. To unify and bond with peers

The Legend of Wu Song 武松打虎

Wu Song is a character from the classic Chinese novel Outlaws of the Marsh. The 14th of the 108 heroes of Mount Liang, he was known for extraordinary martial arts skills, and his capacity for liquor. One day, while passing by a small village in Yanggu County, he saw a sign outside the local tavern: “Three bowls of our potent liquor, and you will not make it through the forest.” Wu Song was skeptical. He downed 15 bowls before heading for the woods. The bartender tried all he could to stop him, warning that a ferocious tiger was on the loose. But his entreaties were in vain.

Learning Objectives:
1. To appreciate traditional chinese stories
2. To inspire bravery and critical thinking skills

Smart bunny story

Smart Bunny moves Pumpkin

One Autumn morning, little bunny goes out to look for food. She chances upon a huge pumpkin and is excited to bring it home. However, no matter how hard she pulled and tugged the pumpkin, it did not move. Let us bring the theatre to your school and find out how did little bunny finally succeeded in moving the pumpkin home.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about problem solving
2. Learn to work together cooperatively with peers

The tree gifts story

The Tree’s Gift 大树爷爷和耳朵

Grandpa Tree is the oldest tree in the jungle. A long, long time ago, in a big forest, there was a big tree with luxuriant branches. The small animals in the big forest like to sing, dance and play games under the big tree, and everyone calls him affectionately: “Grandpa Tree”. At that time, the little animals didn’t have ears, they couldn’t hear the sound of wind and rain, they couldn’t hear joy and laughter, and they couldn’t hear each other’s calls. Seeing the innocent smiling faces of the little animals, Grandpa Tree was very anxious. He thought about it, and suddenly thought of the leaves that covered his body. He started giving the leaves on his branches as ears for the little animals. What a giving and selfless tree he was!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about sharing and giving.
2. Experience the joy of sharing through dramatisation

Tiger Learn Skill story

Tiger learns skills 老虎学艺

Long before the tiger was helmed as the king of the jungle, he was a conscientious student and wanted to learn new skills. One day, he came across a kitten at the foot of the mountain. Seeing that the kitten was light and agile, he said to the kitten, “I want to honour you as my teacher. Are you willing to accept me as an apprentice?” After thinking hard and long about it, The little kitten agreed. From then on, the kitten trained the tiger everyday. The tiger also made rapid progress. Gradually, the tiger became proud, and began to look down on his master. Let’s find out what happens between them in this theatre play.

Learning objective:
1. To appreciate traditional chinese fable stories
2. To appreciate kindness and display gratitude