by Joe Bromley and Willow Nash
Reduce, reuse, recycle… why these three Rs are as crucial to learn as reading, writing and arithmetic. And battling a dastardly litterbug pirate involves plenty of arrrrrrrrrrrs! An environmental quest using PSHE, geography and storytelling to save the day!
Created for Reception, KS1 and KS2
Running time 50 minutes
Whilst searching for hidden treasure, a famously selfish pirate captain has left a once beautiful tropical island littered with rubbish and its inhabitants struggling to survive. It’s up to Maggie and Roy to save it. The trouble is… they’re REALLY not friends. Teleported from their school trip at a maritime museum into the centre of a swashbuckling adventure in the Amazon, can they win the race to find the legendary gold – and restore the place to its natural glory?
Will Maggie learn to work as part of a team and become a true friend?
Will anyone avoid sinking into that squelchy swamp?
And will Roy ever put down his clipboard?
Can YOU help them defeat this dastardly litterbug pirate?! Join these colourful characters (and some perky puppets) as they set sail on their quest! Explore new habitats and learn about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling; caring for endangered animals; and looking after our world.
- Pre-show activity
- Maggie and Roy have to climb a very steep hill on the island and need a marching song to give them a boost. Can you learn it and sing along to help them reach the top? It’s to the tune of The Grand Old Duke of York!
Oh, the famous pirate Anne
She fought ten thousand men
She marched them up to the top of this hill…
And here’s what happened then!
She pushed them off the top
They cried, “No, Anne, please stop!”
She didn’t care… they sailed through the air…
And landed with a PLOP!
Feel free to dress up as a fearsome crew member too! Arrrrrrr!
This show is a springboard into learning for the new primary curriculum. PLUNDERED! provides a thorough entry point into the environment topic. We utilise PSHE and geography in our storytelling. Our resource pack for teachers is a treasure trove of discussion points and activities in art, music, maths, languages, physical education and geology for use prior to and following our performance.
Working towards your Eco-Schools Green Flag award? Our show counts as topic evidence in children’s learning about the environment.
- Please may we have:
A parking space for our car
Access to a plug socket
- Three smallish tables (they all get covered with cloths so don’t need to be fancy)
An hour in the space beforehand to set up, and at least 30 minutes afterwards to pack away
Lots of brilliant kids in the audience!