PROFESSOR ELFIC PRESENTS...
SORT IT OUT!
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE... ON A UNICYCLE
KS1 & 2 SCIENCE : MATERIALS
Enough magic, circus tricks and comedy to fill a landfill site. An educational show for schools, tackling the serious issue of dealing with waste and exploring the nature of different materials.
“Human beings...what a mess they leave behind. What a load of old trash, rubbish, muck and garbage”. Professor Elfic is alarmed to see the huge pile of rubbish strewn over the stage at the start of the show. He needs to sweep it up and sort it out, but what’s he going to do with it all?
“So why do we need to protect our planet?” he asks as he precariously balances on a huge globe. “What happens to rubbish when we send it to landfill?”... “What can be recycled?” he ponders as he magically vanishes a glass bottle... A newspaper is ripped up and then restored again, steel cans are balanced on his chin and juggled in the air. He even attempts to recycle on a 6 ft unicycle!
There is audience participation and plenty of comedy to get everyone laughing, but underneath there are very serious matters to deal with. The madcap professor informs with facts, questions his audience, entertaining and educating in his own unique manner. His talents have gone to waste.
"Thank you so much for your show. So many children and staff have told me how brilliant you were and how the content of your show, whilst very entertaining, delivered a very clear message and concluded our Climate week events beautifully".
- Lynda Ewin, Ladysmith Junior School, Exeter
The show is aimed at 5-11 year olds and lasts approximately one hour.
Dealing with our waste in order to protect our planet is a matter of great importance. It is essential that children are given a clear understanding of the issues involved and what action they can take to play their part. The show encourages them to reduce, reuse and recycle materials. Also it covers the nature and properties of materials as covered in the KS1 & KS2 science curriculum.
Devised in collaboration with, and initially sponsored by Devon County Council. Performed at the DCC Waste Management stall at Devon County Show for many years, as well as their school Green Awards prize giving events. Close workings with Torbay Council and Teignbridge District Council. Show taken to over 100 schools all over Devon, and adapted to fit each different district council recycling scheme.