The 2021 junior education tour for the National Theatre for Children is well underway with the completion of the first part of the tour. The second part of the tour kicks off in the Wellington region from 19 October before heading to the South Island. Over 7000 children from schools and early childhood centres across the North Island and our public season have already seen the 2021 version of Seasons, The public season of Seasons received a rave review and the education tour is no different. The clever use of Te Reo Māori, NZSL and English and the ear-wormy songs have been a big hit with teachers and tamariki alike.
We wanted to share some of the lovely messages that we have received from our audiences so far. Congratulations to all involved on such a beautiful and well received show!
“They were dancing & clapping along. When we got back to the school van they even sang the songs.” TKKM Kaiako, Gisborne
“Well done team, great story, amazing singing and instrument playing, age-appropriate, engaging, loved the colours and variety of NZ insects, the best show yet. We loved the use of te reo and sign language.” ECE Teacher, Tauranga
“Excellent experience, right from the friendliness of the theatre staff to an amazing, professional show! Thanks so much, the best show we have been to for ages.” Year 1 Teacher, Hawkes Bay
“My three children came home from the show and last night they were inspired. I had to find them an old white sheet and a torch, they then pulled out the dress ups and proceeded to put on a show for us in the living room. Starting with all three under the sheet with a torch making shadow puppets with their hands. This was followed by lots of dancing and singing and many costume changes.” Parent, Tauranga