PINK! The Musical
|Touring||11th Feb – 10th May 2015|
|Suitability||Nursery – P3|
|Free Resources||CLICK HERE to look at the resource pack!CLICK to download!|
|Learn the song||Click here to learn the song|
|Learn the song on Youtube||Click here for song on Youtube|
‘Pink! the Musical’ is based on the children’s book, “PINK!” by Scottish based writer Lynne Rickards. It is the perfect springboard for discussing with young children issues of equality, diversity and respect for others. Every school/nursery visited will receive a FREE signed copy of ‘PINK!’ and a FREE CD with all six songs used in the show!
The musical follows the story of Patrick the penguin, who wakes up one day to find that he has turned bright pink! Feeling singled out, he embarks on a journey across the globe to look for more pink animals. When he eventually returns home, he realises his friends have all missed him and accept him for who he is, pink or not.
Patrick wakes up one day to find he has inexplicably turned bright pink, he sees red: “Whoever heard of a pink penguin?” he cries. And “boys can’t be pink!” After too much teasing, he’s had enough. “I don’t fit in here anymore,” he tells his parents. “I’m going to Africa to see the flamingos.”
Patrick the penguin swims all the way to Africa in search of other pink birds. He soon discovers that he can’t do anything flamingos can do and that penguins, whatever their colour, belong at the south pole. But Patrick doesn’t fit in with them, either. He can’t stand on one leg, skim the water for food, or fly off with the rest of the flock.So he returns home, and everyone is happy to see him! In fact, his friends are green with envy over his exotic trip. It turns out being hot pink is pretty cool!
His pinkness long forgotten, Patrick is home at last.
CfE Experiences and Outcomes
Curriculum for Excellence (Health & Wellbeing) stipulates that the learning environment should support pupils to develop self-awareness, self-worth and respect for others. Children should be made aware of diversity and of the need for everyone to challenge discrimination.
I can expect my learning environment to support me to develop my self-awareness, self-worth and respect for others. I am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them.
HWB 0-01a, HWB 1-01a
I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop and value relationships, I care and show respect for myself and others.
HWB 0-05a, HWB 1-05a
What Schools Say
Loved every aspect! Super staging, clever use of space, quality of actors, great music, great concept. A really enjoyable show with a super message for the children. So age-appropriate – clever and funny with a serious message. The children were captivated from the very youngest (3) to the oldest (8)!”
C Henderson, P2 | Colquhoun Park PS, 5/3/13