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Look Before You Leap: Being Right

Grade 8 to 10

15 February 2017 - 31 March 2017

Look Before You Leap: Being Right deals with discrimination and human rights.

The story pivots around the election of a school’s Student Representative Council. The Learners are introduced to the candidates standing for election, their motivations for running and the expectations that pressure them. Personal and individual needs are placed in a social context that encourages acceptance of diversity and fosters commitment to the values and principles entrenched in the Constitution.

The production examines responsible citizenship and social justice by highlighting issues such as inequality, poverty, gender, disability, and discrimination.

The audience share with the characters as they struggle to live up to the expectations of those around them, the frustrations of being different or wanting different things, and of feeling unsure of oneself. It also examines peer and social relationships, the pressures that can be brought to bear, the consequences, and the need to fit in while struggling to find and keep your own identity.

The aim is that audience will become (more) politically literate in terms of knowing, understanding and participating in democratic processes, both socially and politically. Learners are also encouraged to view themselves as capable, contributing individuals, who are important and have value. The intention is to enhance and encourage the development of the audience’s knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, to enable them to trust themselves and to make sound, informed and honest decisions about themselves and their communities.

Look Before You Leap: Being Right covers the following Senior and FET Phase NCS CAPS Life Orientation Topics:

SENIOR PHASE (Grades 8 to 9)

  • Topic 1: Development of the self in society
  • Topic 2: Health, social and environmental responsibility
  • Topic 3: Constitutional rights and responsibilities

FET PHASE (Grade 10)

  • Topic 1: Development of the self in society
  • Topic 2: Social and environmental responsibility
  • Topic 3: Democracy and human rights

Look Before You Leap: Being Right is presented in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, and will be running in Cape Town from 23 February to 31 March 2017.

To make a booking, send us an enquiry here.


No Monkey Business: Us & Them

Grades R to 3

03 May 2017 - 02 June 2017

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No Monkey Business: Us & Them deals with discrimination ad bullying, tolerance, and accepting diversity.

Mac Monkey and Vanda Vulture don’t want to play with Tommy Turtle because he’s a reptile, and everybody knows that ‘reptiles are nasty’. Then one day in the forest, when sneaky Clarence Crocodile tries to trap and eat them, the only way our friends can escape to safety is if they see past their differences and learn to work together...

Aligned with the NCS CAPS Life Skills Curriculum for Foundation Phase, the show examines the complex issues of acceptance and co-operation. It looks at how we see others, how we see ourselves, and how, although everyone is different, everyone has value, irrespective of how they sound, what they look like, or where they are from. The intent is to foster the concept of ‘I’m OK, you’re OK’ and prepare the ground for mutual respect and unity.

The aim of the show is to leave the learner with a positive, healthy sense of self and of others, with the understanding that everyone is special in their own way, and how our differences make us stronger.

No Monkey Business: Us & Them covers the following Foundation Phase NCS CAPS Life Skills Study Areas:

Study Area: Personal and Social Well-being

  • Social, emotional and environmental health
  • Relationships with other people and our environment
  • Values and attitudes
  • Safety

Study Area: Creative Arts

  • Develop learners as creative, imaginative individuals
  • Provide basic knowledge and skills to participate creatively

No Monkey Business: Us & Them is presented in English and Afrikaans, and will be running in Cape Town from 03 May 2017 to 02 June 2017.

To make a booking, send us an enquiry here.


monkey tales: us & them

Ages 3 to 6

29 May 2017 - 15 June 2017

monkey tales: us & them deals with discrimination and bullying, tolerance, and accepting diversity.

Mac and Vanda don’t want to play with Tommy Turtle because he’s a reptile, and everybody knows that ‘reptiles are nasty’. Then one day in the forest, when sneaky Clarence Crocodile tries to trap and eat them, the only way our friends can escape to safety is if they see past their differences and learn to work together…
        
Told through puppetry and interactive song, monkey tales: us & them looks at how we see others, how we see ourselves, and how, although everyone is different, everyone has value, irrespective of how they sound, what they look like, or where they are from.

The aim of the show is to leave the child with a positive, healthy sense of self and of others, with the understanding that everyone is special in their own way, and how our differences make us stronger.

monkey tales: us & them is presented in English and Afrikaans, and will be running in Cape Town pre schools and crèches from 29 May 2017 to 15 June 2017.

To make a booking, send us an enquiry here.

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Thank you to Athina May from the Southern Suburbs Tatler for her article on us and our show 'Look Before You Leap: Being Right'! http://www.iol.co.za/southern-suburbs-tatler/news/theatre-for-life-on-human-rights-8204758
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