Touring to Primary Schools October – December 2020
A response to 2020, ‘Down to Earth’ tells the story of Janet, an astronaut who has had enough of being in space. Feeling cooped up, missing the people she loves and fearful of the constant danger, she decides to make a run for it. In desperation, she heads for home in her little space pod. Only she gets her sums horribly wrong and finds herself in a primary school playground….
In an unprecedented year, the project offers a valuable opportunity to support your pupils’ well-being, as Janet’s experiences will almost certainly echo their own. Janet, the astronaut, will spend 30 minutes with every class in your school, showing the children fascinating items she’s brought from the space station and telling them her extraordinary story.
Pupils will get an added insight into Janet’s space adventure with two specially created, beautiful animations for classes to watch together before and after her visit. As ever, our work will be accompanied by a full educational resource pack.
And, as things are so uncertain for you, we’re also creating a version of the story that can be experienced entirely online and interactively, so that your children can engage with Janet’s story even if they are in their own homes.
The performance will be at a safe distance and is being made to carefully comply with the most current guidance.
To book a date for November or December this term, or to talk about the project in more detail, call Rachael, here at Theatre Alibi, on 01392 217 315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cast & Crew:Cast & Crew - Down To Earth 2020
All photographs used in the performance are the copyright of Visible Earth, a catalogue of NASA images and animations of our home planet (https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/)
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