Science Theatre for 7-11s
Eight-year-old Sophie embarks on an imaginary journey of discovery through roots, branches, cells and DNA to understand why the beloved tree at the bottom of her garden has suddenly become ill.
Highly Sprung co-directors Mark and Sarah Worth say:
“Storytelling is the perfect way to engage young children in the complex science around human life. We want children to get to grips with how life works, and doing so show how causes and cures can be found for diseases. The performance uncovers the magic of what is happening inside our bodies right now and how very special and unique each individual is. We hope Tree will inspire young minds, and potentially to future scientific careers.”
Tree was developed in partnership with researchers, clinicians and neurologists at Warwick University and University College London.
Professor Kevin Moffat, Professorial Teaching Fellow, Life Sciences at Warwick University, worked with Highly Sprung on their understanding of genetics and helped the company develop movement ideas that would accurately communicate scientific concepts. Dr Edward Wild, a leading Consultant neurologist and researcher University College London and leading promoter of public engagement in science also advised the performance.
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