The Sugar Show
by Stephen Richards
“When the adverts discover they aren’t as good for children as they thought they were they decide to go on a journey to see if they can change. Join Bubbles, Sam, Elf and Zap on a magical adventure to the land of the imagination as they discover how to create a happy and healthy future.”
Looking at how sugar affects the body, healthy choices, how adverts work and how can we stay healthy.
The Story and Characters
The story follows the adventures of four adverts, Bubbles (Soda), Zap (Energy drinks), Elfin (Fit bars) and Sam who wants to be an advert. They always believed that what they advertised was good but when the adverts become holograms they come to realise that too much of what they advertise isn’t good for children or adults. It looks at soft drinks, energy drinks and all the foods where sugar is hidden. They learn how adverts are constructed, how sugar affects the body and with the pupils help develop new characters to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
The Super Fruits and Vegs
The fruits and vegs have never been chosen to be adverts, but they have written some great songs and dances to try to get chosen.
Can your pupils help them become the Super Stars they deserve to be?
What is sugar?
Sugar and teeth
Sugar and the body
Sugar and the brain
Sugar and health
What foods contain sugar?
Sugars in fruits
Names for Sugar
How does advertising work?
How to design an advert?
Recommended for: Health week, Food and Health Topics.
Ages: Key Stage 1 and 2 – See filter on the gallery of days below for age group and type of day.
Amount of pupils: Up to 140 in one day (more on request) max 35 per class.
Availability: All year – UK wide. Advance booking preferred but can help with last minutes plans.
The Sugar Show Headbands
How a Splats Day Works
The play is learned and performed by up to 4 classes in just one day.
In a magical show family and friends , delight in what has been created in the end of day show.
Our directors assembly to brief the actors on the exciting task ahead and to guide the teachers for the prop making tasks.
Learning The Scenes
The play is split into 4 scenes so the classes need to be in 4 groups. These can be up to 35 and we can adapt for smaller groups, sometimes they learn two scenes each.
Rehearsals are active, fun and a real challenge for all
Lessons are ideally an hour and about 45 minutes for the show, but this is flexible depending on your timings.
Making The Set and Props
All described in our teaching pack which you will receive on booking.
Fun and challenging tasks.
The splats teacher acts as narrator which guides the play along and helps cue the pupils. We very much recommend inviting parents and any classes not taking part to watch the show as of course it works best with an audience!
No time for any nerves - just straight to the stage in a fun, light-hearted way
Splats Make a Play days are available UK wide. We do not charge for travel. All our teachers carry DBS checks and we have full public liability insurance.