Plays and drama resources - the crunch - primary resources

Aimed at primary learners these five plays explore biodiversity, healthy eating, sustainability and the environment. They contain roles for everyone in a class, music and sound effects and guidance for performance.

Written in collaboration with research scientists they all contain important messages about   ‘our food, our health and our planet’.

The plays are:

Basmati Basmati- explores biodiversity through movement and music.

Beloved Burger- explores the impact of eating so much meat and helps pupils understand the effect that this has on their planet.

Day of Temptation- a fun exploration of what pupils face every day through the temptations of the unhealthy food around them.

For Richer, For Poorer- explores how we can both under- and over-eat and what this does for our health. This play looks at food in India but resonates with other countries across the world.

The Lament of the Green Bean- explores how other countries provide food for us in the UK and the impact this has on the environment.

This resource has been produced as part of The Crunch, created by the Wellcome Trust to promote learning and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. By examining our relationships with food, and exploring cutting edge research, we can think about how we can eat in ways that can keep our planet and ourselves healthy.



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The lament of the green bean

This play explores how other countries provide food for us in the UK and the impact that this has on the environment and local people. A family are transported to various locations in the World in...

Basmati basmati

This play allows children to explore biodiversity through movement and music in a fun and engaging way.  It looks at how consumer demand drives the growing of a particular type of rice in India and the consequences if a disease or pest affects the growth of rice crops.

Great for use in an assembly or in...

Beloved Burger

This play looks at how an increase in the demand for meat can affect tropical rainforests far away. It explores some of the consequences for; animals and plants living in these areas, farmers and our planet.  

Great for use in an assembly or in class, when learning about rainforests, healthy eating and...

Day of temptation

This play follows a school child on a day of being healthy, though everything around her makes it easy to be unhealthy! Temptations include: sugary cereal aimed at children, fast food shops on the...