A Swag Of Tales

Curriculum Relevance:

Science and Technology: Demonstrating - The use of science to find solutions - The importance and relevance of science & technology in our lives.

History: The effects of changing technology on our lives over time and the people and events that brought these changes about.

Showing how science and technology is continuously changing the way we live.

A Swag Of Tales
A Swag Of Tales
A Swag Of Tales
A Swag Of Tales
A Swag Of Tales

With this large collection of authentic items from the homes, factories and businesses of the past 150 years, students are able to get a genuine understanding of what preceded many items that they take for granted today.  The audience is transported back to a time when televisions, cameras, music players, watches, torches, compasses and phones were separate items and not one device that we call our mobile.

Today with everything pre-packaged, apart from a few fruits and vegetables, it’s hard for students to imagine a time when almost all foods were weighed by the shop assistant as the customer waited.  The importance of the scales at the general store is shown along with how this vital piece of equipment changed into the electronic scales used today.  These same advances are shown and discussed with cameras and sound equipment in a fun and informative way.  Using newspaper and magazine advertisements from the early 1900’s to current day students see how much advertising has evolved and how sophisticated and targeted it is today.

With loads of tools, utensils, clothing, toys and all manner of paraphernalia reaching back to the 1800’s this show is a visual feast.  Students see how with changes and advances almost everything has been made easier to do, more affordable and our expectations of daily life continue to rise.

Look How We’ve Changed is so much more than a ‘show and tell’ or ‘antiques roadshow’.  It is a funny, lively theatre experience designed to show students the scientific steps taken to get us where we are today and to get your students imagining what lies ahead for them.

What schools have said about Andy's previous shows:

Very engaging, wonderful audience participation. The children were thoroughly entertained throughout the performance. Andy was very easy to hear and understand. The students were enthralled with the various characters portrayed.

Janine Foster. K to Year 7. Coleambally Central School. Coleambally. NSW. 16/08/2016.

The students were all engaged for the entire performance. They found it funny and informative. Andy interacted positively with the students; he was entertaining and involved the students well.

Veronica Tripney. K to Year 6. St Mary's School. Hay. NSW. 15/08/2016.

Very engaging, humorous, informative and enjoyable. Really great to have such a talented performer work with the students to bring our history to light. Students really enjoyed the performance and the humour as did staff. Will certainly recommend this show to other groups/schools. Andy was very engaging and professional. Clearly loves the work he does and holds the children’s attention throughout.

Bev McFarland. K to Year 6. St Paul's Lutheran School. Henty. NSW. 18/08/2016.

Price:$5.50 per student ($5.50 + $0.50 GST).

Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.

Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.

Times: Show: 50 to 55 minutes. Set up: 40 minutes. Pack up: 30 minutes.

Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.

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