This 7 slide PowerPoint presentation is the twenty-ninth in a series of 33 resources to introduce opinions, reasons for opinions, and some of the geography & festivals of Spain. Reading material (audio as well as video embedded) with information and pictures about Las Fallas festival. Question and answer match-up to summarise.
Spanish Class Play or Assembly
Cast of 30, duration 10-15 mins. This class play on Spain is one of a set Sue Russell has written on different countries (Great Britain, England, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Australia, France, Spain, Malta, India, Africa)
It celebrates all things Spanish and is a tribute to the country - its people and culture, as celebrated in Hispanic Heritage Month Sept – October, starring a rather 'full of himself' Christopher Columbus and some seriously crazy Pamplona bull runners!
Written for 7 – 11 year olds.
Another script is available for the lower age range of 5 – 7. This latter is another class play on Great Explorers, key starring roles going to Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.
Available off TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com
(I have just updated this script - to include more uptodate information e.g. on arrival of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid's coach!)
(Child 17 brings on supper of cheese, served on bread)
Child 17: Supper! Cena. This is the last meal of the day and is a light meal. I think you’ll enjoy this sheep’s cheese and bread.
(Narrator eats, then Child 17 clears away)
Narrator: Well! That was certainly the fastest three meals I’ve ever had in my life!
(Enter Child 18 with bunch of grapes)
Child 18: Good practice for New Year’s Eve – when you need to eat 12 grapes in 12 seconds!
Narrator: And why would I want to do that?
Child 18: If you want good luck for the next year.
Narrator: What a strange custom!
Child 18: But it’s a country’s special traditions that keep it alive!
(Enter Child 19 – 23 in national costume, plus sheep: Child 24 & 25)
Narrator: (Gasping) Wow! Just look at these national costumes!
Child 19: In Valencia we wear long silk dresses and shawls worn over our shoulders
Child 20: And short dark jackets and large-brimmed black hats for us men!
Music 3 – Flamenco music
(Child 21 flamencos across the stage)
Child 21: How do you like my dress? Andalucian style?
Narrator: Ah! Beautiful!
Music 4 – Bagpipes music
(Everyone covers their ears; Narrator walks over and signals to Bagpipe player, Child 22, to stop)
Child 22: The finest music from Galicia!
Narrator: If you say so!
(Sound of loud bleating from the sheep)
Narrator: (To Shepherd, Child 23) And you sir?
Child 23: A shepherd, from the Basque country, looking after his sheep.
(Sheep start ‘jostling/nudging’ Flamenco dancer who does her best to fend off their attentions)
Narrator: (To Shepherd) Er, maybe time to herd them up?