For a limited time only, 5th and 6th class groups in schools across the country can view this new show by The Ark Artist in Residence, Shaun Dunne, offering a window into one child’s experience of the first lockdown of 2020.
Originally live-streamed in June to more than 14,000 school children from all corners of Ireland, this recording is being made available free of charge on-demand for schools. Book now to get a link for your class.
Kyla is throwing a party on her street. Not just any party. It’s a graduation ceremony. It’ll be mad to see the kids from her old class again after so long. Summer 2020 was literally endless.
Now that they’re all in first year, Kyla wants to get the old gang back together. She’s made caps, she has gowns, and she’s even prepared a speech. But there’s one visitor she’s not expecting…
As Kyla attempts to mark an important milestone in her young life, can she and her mother learn to understand each other and bridge the divide left by lockdown?
Informed by collaborative work with The Ark Children’s Council and featuring choreography by the multi-award winning Junk Ensemble, What Did I Miss? is a story of both childhood and parenthood, about growing up, no matter what age you are.
Watching and reflecting on this theatre performance with your class will explore many of the key strands of the Drama and English curricula including: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding; examining the relationship between story, theme and life experience; receptiveness to language; emotional and imaginative development through language. The specific theme of this show also links strongly with SPHE curriculum strands including: Myself and Others; Relating to Others; Myself and the Wider World.
Our classroom activity pack contains a number of activities which you can use to explore these curricular links with your class...