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Performed by Healing Earth Scars

Playwright: Shelani van Niekerk // Director: Shelani van Niekerk

Creating a visual experience using CREATIVE ARTS and MAGIC to show easy examples of how to re-duce, re-use and up-cycle with objects found in the house. In doing that, the students will understand what these concepts are and why they are important. Using STORYTELLING AND  by giving them each materials that they can DESIGN  into an up-cycled creative art at home themselves, creates a full rounded and internal experience to inspire them to care for the earth.


About the Director:

Studying performing arts and teaching in drama at the Waterfront Theatre College, she taught drama at the Stellenbosch Waldorf School for 3 years and in 2016 she was a part of a programme called ‘Miss Earth South Africa’ and became one of 16 National finalists. At the end of the year she wrote a play called “The Recycling adventures of Reece”. A play that aims to inspire children and up lift them through storytelling and teaches them about taking care of the earth.

of students:   100
Price includes
(For each student): Materials to create an up-cycled design for themselves.  (There are options and depends on what each school prefers.)
Production runs once a year during the months of May and June.
 Vision statement: 
To create a sustainable difference and educate our children through storytelling, inspiring them to care for the earth so that they can have a greener future. 

Audience Comments


Micklefield Primary:

Grade 2:

  • The creativeness and craftiness of the show
  • Learning how to use ordinary things to make new things (turning old to new)

Grade 3:

“The show encouraged discussion surrounding animals that swallow litter”

“The girls thoroughly enjoyed the hand-made set and couldn’t believe the flower was made from a plastic bottle”.

“All of the girls loved seeing what they could specifically recycle, so much so some of them went home to watch the videos on YouTube.”


Other Highlights

Mondeor Primary:

“You were such a blessing and the learners thoroughly enjoyed themselves!”

Duration: 35 Minutes

Age Range: 7 years - 9 years

Grades: Grade 1 - Grade 3

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

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Technical Requirements:

Need a stage or space of 3m by 6m and natural lighting.

Festivals Attended/Performances at:

  • The Shed, Stellenbosch December 2016

Performed for the following schools:

Micklefield Primary School, Mondeor Primary School, Stellenbosch Waldorf Primary School, El Marine Primary School, Temprance Town Primary School

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