The Planet Gods
Taking the book by Jaqueline Mitton and Christina Balit as inspiration, this project explores humans’ relationship with the planets and the mythology that surrounds the solar system. Through movement and drama improvisation, children explore the characteristics of the ‘planet gods’ and develop a series of monologues.
Children work in groups to compose a piece of instrumental music for each planet, the sun and the moon. In performance, these musical themes link the monologues to create a dramatic cycle of words and music, magically brought to life by illuminated lanterns.
This performance project has taken place at Tiverton and Sunnyhill Primary schools, performed by year 5 children.