FOR AUTUMN 2024
Get Ready for Blast off!
RISE Theatre's New Interactive Primary Day
We have now visited over 125 schools across the UK with our God's Planet interactive day and we are offering further dates from October - December 2024 for more schools to participate.
Join us on a breath-taking journey of discovery around the earth and into space,
learning about the beauty of God's creation, His incredible love for every person, and how each of us can care for our planet and the environment, from the depths of the jungle to the snow capped peaks of the north pole!
Join God's Awesome Planet!
RISE Theatre are offering primary schools the opportunity for the whole school to participate in our exciting new day 'God’s Planet'.
‘God’s Planet' features original songs written by singer-songwriter Charley Pinfold, video workshops with songs and dramatic actions taught by the RISE team, a 3 hour art activity pack for teacher facilitated sessions, all culminating in an exhilarating interactive show for the whole school to join in.
Get ready for blast off!
Each child becomes part of story, joining our character Kit on an exciting journey around planet earth - from the cold peaks of Antarctica, the depths of the sea, to the multicoloured rainforest and the never ending awe of outer space!
All of the school will take get to take part in fun creative art activities, with simple step-by-step guides provided by the RISE team in advance, for each teacher to facilitate on the day. In-between classroom art activities, EYFS, KS1 & KS2 will join together for a rehearsal in the hall to learn original songs and dramatic actions facilitated by the RISE team, ready for the afternoon show. The RISE team will be on hand to coordinate the day, working together with your school to create a memorable performance.
God's epic universe!
The day is based on God the Creator (Genesis 1) with the interactive show exploring and discovering the awe and beauty in God's creation and how we are a part of God's beautiful creation - fearfully and wonderfully made!
'God’s Planet' is an opportunity for your school to learn more about practical ways we can care for our planet in a fun, accessible and engaging format. Through interactive sessions, your pupils will creatively explore climate change issues and what it means to be a good steward of our planet, as well as develop an understanding of who God is and encourage each child in their God-given potential. It is an opportunity for the whole school to participate, get creative and to share in a performance your school can be proud of.
Testimonials from our first God's Planet Tour in 2021:
"I would fully recommend RISE to anyone thinking about booking a day. Our school community had the most wonderful time working and worshipping together and the children were delighted to be part of something so special. They especially loved the beautiful songs and are still singing them now!"St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery, Corby
“The day provided by RISE theatre company was nothing short of amazing. The communication in the lead up ensured everyone was fully prepared for the day. From the perspective of the staff member organising the day, the resources given to us by RISE meant this was a manageable day to plan for with all classroom activities already created for us. As for the children, they simply loved the day. We were so happy to see children walk out of school and run to their parents, excited to tell them all about the fun they had during the day. Children were singing the songs all day long and really felt part of the theatre experience. The two members of the RISE team who came to our school were very friendly, professional and incredibly accommodating towards any adaptations we needed to make. They ensured every child was part of the workshops and paid particular care towards pupils with specific learning needs. Thank you for a very special, informative yet fun day!" Holy Rood Catholic Primary School, Watford
"RISE Theatre have visited our school on more than one occasion. Not only are the staff on
the phone incredible helpful and accommodating, the performers who came kept our
children enthralled throughout the day. The themes were relevant and relatable, the songs
were catchy, the performers were entertaining and ultimately the message was clear. The
resources and activity suggestions sent to us beforehand were of great use for our staff
who could then plan sessions closely linked to the theme of the day. We feel very happy to
have shared the day with them and look forward to doing so again in the future."
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School, Wanstead
"We had an amazing day learning all about God's beautiful creation and what we can do to help care for the world. The children are still singing, "Whose planet? God's planet! What (are) we gonna do about it?".It was so wonderful to hear and see the children so excited, happy and engaged. Everything about the day was brilliant. The songs were catchy, the stage set-up was very professional, the children loved the class activities and the workshops, but they definitely enjoyed the assembly and the end of day performance the most. The actors from Rise Theatre - Richard and Marcus were absolutely fantastic. A credit to you most definitely. They were so engaging and full of energy from the get go. Both the children and the staff got so much out of this day and we can't wait to hopefully book something with you again in the near future."
Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School, Birmingham
"We booked RISE theatre after a recommendation from our Diocese. We were unsure what to expect, especially with potentially running the day alongside COVID restrictions. From the beginning of the enquiry and booking journey, everything was made easy and our day was able to be tailored to meet our school's needs. There were plenty of options for us to choose from in case of COVID restrictions but thankfully we managed to organise a day to meet the best of both worlds. This was the first event our children had experienced in a long time and it was worth the wait and money. The experience fell within the COP26 climate summit and everything was linked to this along with our responsibility to be stewards of creation. The children got so much out of this experience and thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities and workshops but, in particular, the final show. We would definitely recommend RISE theatre to anyone and can't wait to see what else there is on offer!" St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Wolverhampton
"St Joseph's loved taking part in the God's planet day. The day was well organised and engaging for staff and children. It had a strong Catholic ethos and allowed children to be reflective throughout the day.Thank you" St Joseph's RC Primary, Bacup
"We have used Rise twice now and both times, the children have thoroughly enjoyed it. Because each activity is different, the year groups all take some enjoyment from it. We like the way that Gospel messages and scripture are interwoven with art and drama to create an immersive experience. The actors are fun and engaging and inspire the children. The day is well planned and organised. Despite very last minute changes by us (due to COVID), the actors were able to adapt the performance so that all children had the experience in a safe manner. We highly recommend RISE and will use them again." St Benedict's Catholic Primary School. Cheshire
GOD'S PLANET DAY PACKAGE
- Short morning assembly from the RISE team introducing the day
- 3 hour classroom activity pack*
- Step-by-step guides for Teacher facilitated sessions*
*provided via email 2 weeks prior to booking
- 40 min Rehearsal for KS1 Led by RISE Theatre
learning songs & dramatic actions
- 40 min Rehearsal for KS2 Led by RISE Theatre
learning songs & dramatic actions
- 20 min Rehearsal for EYFS Led by RISE Theatre
learning songs & dramatic actions
- 50 minute Afternoon interactive show for the whole school
Discount available across Academies and Clusters
*for venues over 200 miles from our base in Reading, we kindly request an additional contribution to our travel expenses of between £25 - £50, unless RISE Theatre receives bookings in other schools in your area on consecutive dates. Please enquire for more information.
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