Over 1,000 Jersey primary school children will this week see a special production about the importance of water to our community. Produced and performed by Love Theatre the 25 minute production will visit 15 schools during the course of this week.
Commissioned by Jersey Water, the production tells the story of Susan, who is the founder of the Jersey Water Appreciation Society and her hapless colleague, Darren. When Jenny, a new member joins them, a hilarious journey of fun, laughter and spilt water begins.
Michelle Smith, Director said “Using theatre as a medium of communication for young people is a proven method. It’s entertaining, funny but also really informative. The show engages children in a way that a PowerPoint or normal lesson cannot. The response has been brilliant, hearing children talk about how they will limit their water use and genuinely understanding the importance of preserving and recycling water.
“Getting science to be creative and entertaining can be really challenging but the use of music, larger than life characters and a high energy script has proven to be a winning recipe for this show.”
Helier Smith, Chief Executive at Jersey Water, said “We have had a schools’ programme for a number of years but felt we wanted to improve on this and have a greater impact. Water is a finite resource and wasting water is something many of us are guilty of, research shows that by encouraging children not to waste water often leads to lifelong habits forming, and happier parents! Michelle has done an amazing job in creating a show that is funny yet educational and at its heart has a water saving message. It’s been fantastic to work with Michelle and her team of professional actors who have all come back to the Island specifically for this week.”
Jersey Water’s Love Theatre production ‘Every Last Drop’ runs all this week visiting 15 Primary Schools.