Ilminster spreads green message

GREEN THEME: Actors from Ilminster Intermediate’s Green Team performing their play The Three Super Rs to children at Makauri School are, from left, Reia Harrison, Matthew Ney and Zharia Marshl. Pictures by Rebecca Grunwell
The Green Team play. Jemma Powley, Matthew Ney and Myah Houthuizen.
The Green Team play. Rhiannon Kapa, Keira Coogan, Matthew Ney, Zharia Marsh, Reia Harrison and Jemma Powley.

ILMINSTER Intermediate’s Green Team has been delighting audiences at Gisborne schools this week with their play The Three Super Rs.

The play is about the people of ‘‘Wastebin’’ who have created a waste monster that threatens to destroy the town.

Only the three super Rs, Reduce Girl, Captain Recycle and Super-Reuser, can save them.

The students in the Ilminster Green Team are serious about changing people's behaviour towards the environment and their play has a strong message, says drama teacher Keren Rickard.

“Every year for nine years a team of students has researched and produced theatre with an environmental message and delivered it to the majority of primary schools in the region.”

The first Ilminster Green Team began in 2003 and after a five-year break they are back spreading their green message through theatre to schools throughout the region in a week-long tour.

This is a demanding timetable, which involves loading up the bus with props, instruments and costumes, and performing up to three shows a day.

“In the years I spent working with the teams, I am utterly amazed at each team’s commitment to getting across their environmental message to thousands of students annually.”

ILMINSTER Intermediate’s Green Team has been delighting audiences at Gisborne schools this week with their play The Three Super Rs.

The play is about the people of ‘‘Wastebin’’ who have created a waste monster that threatens to destroy the town.

Only the three super Rs, Reduce Girl, Captain Recycle and Super-Reuser, can save them.

The students in the Ilminster Green Team are serious about changing people's behaviour towards the environment and their play has a strong message, says drama teacher Keren Rickard.

“Every year for nine years a team of students has researched and produced theatre with an environmental message and delivered it to the majority of primary schools in the region.”

The first Ilminster Green Team began in 2003 and after a five-year break they are back spreading their green message through theatre to schools throughout the region in a week-long tour.

This is a demanding timetable, which involves loading up the bus with props, instruments and costumes, and performing up to three shows a day.

“In the years I spent working with the teams, I am utterly amazed at each team’s commitment to getting across their environmental message to thousands of students annually.”

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