Rheanna, Tanzina and I wrote a play to help the little kids understand how important water is. We wanted them to understand what a slogan is and how a few words can give everyone an important message.
Our play is about a little kid called Milly having to learn what saving water means. We thought the Preps did a great job and came up with some very good slogans.
Characters: Rheanna – Milly, Tanzina:Narrator and Cheney – Mum.
NARRATOR: Welcome everyone. Today we’re here to teach you about water saving. At the end of our presentation we have some fun activities lined up. So let’s get started. Here we have a little girl; her name is Milly.
MILLY: [To the audience] Oh hello where did you people come from? My name is Milly. I’ve been told I’m not allowed to go out and play until I learn how to save water. I think it’s really unfair. How am I supposed to learn so much stuff! [To the audience] Do you know how to save water?
MUM: Milly, who are you talking to? Oh look Milly, there’s people over there.
MILLY: Yes Mum I know! Mum how am I supposed to learn how to save water? It’s so hard!
MUM: Maybe we could ask these lovely people to help you. [To the audience] What do you do to save water? We need to help Milly learn what to do. [Brainstorm ideas and Narrator to record on whiteboard]
MILLY: I get it … but how do I remember all of this? It’s all too much!
MUM: Oh Milly…[sigh] that’s why we have slogans.
MILLY: Slogans what are they?
MUM: They’re easy ways to remember messages, like ‘ONLY RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN.’
MILLY: WOW does that mean that we can’t let any rubbish go down the drain, only water. Otherwise the rubbish would end up in the river and we don’t want that to happen!
MUM: You understand what a slogan means! Well done Milly. [Milly looks very pleased with herself.]
MILLY: Are there more slogans? This is fun! Can any of you teach me some more slogans? The audience has some time to share what they know – eg Don’t be a drip, save every drop!
MUM: Milly do you know why it’s so important to save water?
MILLY: Hmmm…I think it’s something about water restrictions.
MUM: We’re on stage 4 water restrictions in Mildura because we need to save water or our gardens, trees and even our grapevines could die!
MILLY: I’ve learnt heaps. I’m going to tell all of my friends now!
NARRATOR: So do you think Milly has learnt enough to go out and play? [Everyone nods their heads] That brings us to the end of our presentation. Let’s try an activity so we can teach everyone how to save water.