“Ollie is sports mad but he doesn’t eat vegetables and Tia loves staying in and watching tv but she isn’t a fussy eater……well that’s until they take part in the schools Family Swap Project!!”
‘Swap’ is an energetic, fun and informative dance theatre performance which looks at the benefits of being active and eating well through the eyes of two ten year olds, Ollie and Tia. The performance has been specifically created for primary aged children and is followed by an interactive dance theatre workshop where young people explore the issues of healthy living in more detail.
Performance and Workshop Package
The ‘Swap’ performance lasts for approx 30 minutes and has been specifically made for Key Stage Two pupils. However, in many schools pupils from Key Stage One have watched the performance and related well to the characters and understood the key themes. Performers lead audience members in an interactive discussion about the key themes explored in the piece.
A workshop follows the performance which uses movement, drama, music and games to explore the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating. Young people are challenged to complete ‘My Body Promise’ which asks them to think of specific ways they can improve the amount of activity they do and/or make their eating habits healthier.
In addition to the activities above schools are encouraged to involve parents/carers in the experience by inviting them to watch the young people perform their own healthy living piece at the end of the day and take part in their own interactive workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity to disseminate information about healthy lifestyles to parents/carers and to for schools to work alongside other healthcare professionals
Praise for Swap
A high energy performance that leading into thoughtful workshop that develop the idea of a healthy lifestyle. A superb day – thank you Qdos.’ Deputy Head, Summer Lane Primary School
‘It was excellent, the ‘Swap’ story was inspired and one that the children could really relate to…it explored the themes at children’s level and it was FUN!’ Kate Hanley, Year 2 teacher Wilthorpe Infant School
‘Thought provoking issues brought to children on their level in an exciting and enjoyable way’,
Teaching assistant Wilthorpe Infant School
‘Really impressed – would recommend to any school, thank you it’s been fab!’ Year 5 class teacher, Dodworth St Johns
‘Very useful and enjoyable. Everyone participated with smiles on their faces. Message definitely got across too- the aims were met!’
Year 5 teacher, Keresforth School
‘The children really enjoyed the day and have never talked so much about healthy eating with so much enthusiasm’
Y5 teacher, Gawber Primary