Each year, Harvest Festival comes around and I search the internet in an attempt to find productions or presentations that are engaging and that discuss important issues such as poverty and the food crisis- a very modern crisis that we are experiencing in Britain today; more working people than ever having to ask for emergency food packs to survive. Many just go hungry. It’s affecting many of our school children. Each year, I am hugely disappointed with what’s out there. So, for those teachers like me that want something funny, interesting, fact-based and significant to do for Harvest, I offer you this four scene play (14 pages). It pokes fun at teachers (who can play themselves or have children dress up as them) and it puts the kids in charge! The children will love it. Most importantly, the audience and children will be affected by it.
There are four songs included with word adaptations made to Do They Know It’s Christmas (so that it is Harvest Festival relevant). All song lyrics are provided at the end of the script and in-text notes are given for the appropriate place to sing each. All songs can be downloaded on Youtube (instrumental or vocals included). ENJOY!