I needed to find a short script that I could use in my writing group and I wanted to focus it on fractured fairytales and sustainability.
I couldn’t find one so I have written one myself!
Here is the start… (If you would like more please see my teachers pay teachers site)
Little green riding hood.
Green hood: Hmmm, I’m so lost, my google maps ap has crashed again. (She looks worried and walks back and forth)
I know that is a gum tree and gum trees are often near water so if I follow the river I might find my way to Grandma’s hut. (Little green walks towards the river looking worried)
Big Bad Cat: Well hello there little one. (jumps out)
Green: AARGHHHH (she jumps in fright)
BBC: Now don’t be scared, I’m just a cat. (let’s out a big burp)
GH: whaaaaatt??? Did you just burp?
So all in all it is a simple story which allows students to experience puppetry. They learn how to read a script and in turn can create their own.
Students also link into the sustainability outcome in the Australian curriculum through learning about the plight of native animals due to feral animals hunting them for food and for fun.
More needs to be done by local councils to stop the spread of feral animals – mostly cats into the Australian bush. Laws are in place but are not strongly implemted. There are too many cats out roaming at night time doing as they please.
We need to lobby the local council to implement heavier penalties for single and once off offences.