SaturPLAY

On Saturdays from now on we’ll be publishing the script of a play made by Palestinian children as well as some activities that could be done with the script with learners of English. If you do try any of these out with a group of learners in Palestine, we’d really appreciate your feedback. How challenging/useful were the activities for your students?Remember too that you could buy the whole book which includes these scripts and many others here.

Saturplay 3

This week’s play focuses on the use (and misuse) of social media. The accompanying activities (all about rhyming) were designed by Haneen Jadalla, the teacher in an UNRWA school in Gaza whose students originally performed the play.

You can download the activities and script here…

‘The shadow girl’ activities and script

‘The Shadow girl’ was created and performed by Nagham Abu Al-Oun, Haya Orouq, Nada Hijazi,  Sarah Abu Hwidi and Abeer Al -Khatib from Asma Prep B Girls UNRWA school with support from their teacher Haneen Jadalla. A recording of the play, performed by the actors is available below.

Saturplay 2

This week’s play focuses on the theme of refugees – a topic which is relevant to pretty much everyone in the world. As I was preparing this material I noticed Jeremy Harmer’s new song on the same theme, ‘When we sing together’, which can be seen here 

You can download the activities and script here…

‘One world different stories’ activities and script

One world, different stories‘ was created and performed by Deema Aljamal, Hala Hijazi, Iman Ridwan, Hala Nabaheen and Aseel El Khateeb from Rimal Prep Girls B, UNRWA school, with support from their teacher, Amal Mukhairez. A recording of the play, performed by the actors is available below, but again I’d suggest that you do the activities before letting students watch the recording.

 

Saturplay 1

So to start us off, here’s a play with a strong environmental theme. It’s the play that gave its name to our recently published book. You can download the material here…

‘Welcome to earth’ activities and script

‘Welcome to Earth’ was created and performed by Mahmoud Kafafi, Rida Amouri, Ahmed Afghani, Abdul-Rahman Madi, Ahmed Abboush from Askar Boys UNRWA school, Nablus, Palestine with the support of their teacher Ghada Hamdan. A recording of the play, performed by the actors is available below, but I suggest that with this one you do the activities before letting students watch the recording.