#appreciatedonthate (Social Media Etiquette)
Two mean girls call another girl ‘ugly’ on her Instagram page, they do this continuously until something happens that changes their mindsets. They soon learn that actions have consequences and that building up someone is much more rewarding than breaking them down. This Forum Theatre based, interactive storytelling performance is catered for Primary School children and offers opportunities for the audience to have a more immersive experience by taking on roles as characters in the story and suggesting alternatives to how the story develops.
1. To learn to take responsibility of your virtual identity
2. To learn how to respect others
Party at the Night Safari ( Respect and Diversity in our Community)
The animals at the Night Safari are making a ruckus. Someone is cooking a strange dish and it has a very strong smell. Some animals don’t like it very much and an argument ensues, but everyone soon learns an important lesson on respect and appreciation for each other. This interactive live forum theatre will teach children about diversity in the community and the importance of respecting the different races and cultures.
1. To learn to accept and appreciate different cultures and races
2. To learn to be responsible for one’s words and actions.
Virtual Life (Managing screen time)
Playing video games can be fun, but sometimes gamers forget to notice the world around them. Join Bernice’s family on their quest to capture her attention before they lose her to the virtual world, and watch how the tables turn when her family decides enough is enough. Students will also get a chance to contribute their thoughts and ideas about the show in a post-show dialogue.
1. To learn the importance of managing screen time
2. To learn the how to prioritize and manage one’s time wisely
Mencius’ Mother moves for the third time 孟母三迁
Mencius (Meng Zi 孟子 372 – 289 BC) was a Chinese philosopher in Warring and States period who was arguably the most famous Confucian after Confucius himself. This story was about his mother moving three times to find the right place for Mencius’s upbringing.
Mencius was born in city Zou (邹城) located at the foot of Ma’an mountain in Chinese Shan Dong province. Mencius’s father died when he was very young. His mother Zhang (仉) raised her son alone.
At the beginning, they lived next to a cemetery in which funerals or religious activities were hold nearly every day. Mencius and other village kids liked to play a game imitating adults to staged these rites. Some kids even stole the sacrifices. Seeing this, his mother said: ““No, I can’t let my son live here.”So they moved to live next to a marketplace. Soon Mencius began to be interested in observing and imitating their new neighbors, among which a butcher was his favorite. Mencius shaped clay into small piggies, cut them apart with a toy knife, and then hawked the ‘meat’ everywhere. His mother became more upset. “This is not the place I would like to raise my son, either” she said anxiously. As a result, they moved again.
Meng Mu San Qian Finally they settled down near a school, in which all they saw was people in which all they saw was people treating each other politely, and all they heard was the sound of reading. At the first day of every month, officials, scholars and all students went to Confucius temple to learn and discuss the Confucius’s theories. Inspired by these, Mencius naturally started to imitate the courtesy behavior and study habits of the students. Observing this, his mother smiled and said, “This is the place where my son should live .”
The Empty Can – A theatre play on Recycling and Upcycling
An empty can on the grassland goes on an adventure. The empty can ends up in a different place whenever it gets thrown haphazardly by its new owner. Find out where it eventually lands up at in this story theatre. This show teaches the importance of recycling and upcycling recyclable materials.
1. Understand the importance of recycling
2. Learning different ways of recycling and upcycling