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The Animal Olympics Tokyo 2020

Les Olympiques des Animaux /Las Olimpiadas de los Animales
The Animal Olympics Tokyo 2020



Les Olympiques des Animaux/Las Olimpiadas de los Animales (The Animal Olympics) is a theatre production that celebrates the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan through live action, comedy, puppets and catchy songs. It can be performed in Spanish or French depending on which language your school is currently teaching.

Lion, Rabbit, Horse, Whale and Elephant, from five different French or Spanish speaking countries, participate in an exciting pentathlon, consisting of: running; cycling; swimming; rowing and long jump.

Key points

  • The production uses simple French or Spanish vocabulary, including numbers, colours, weather, animals and sports etc.
  • The Animal Olympics Tokyo 2020 supports the listening and speaking strand of the  KS2 programme of studies as well as the  OFSTED requirement for SMSC provision and developing cultural capital.
  • The show provides a meaningful context for pupils' language learning and will help to develop confidence, teamwork and collaboration.
  • The production supports schools applying for International Schools Award, Artsmark and children doing Arts Award.
  • An education pack which includes a synopsis, music and lyrics, as well as a range of activities, is available before the show to enable teachers to prepare their pupils so that they gain maximum benefit from the performance.
  • This show has been specifically designed to be performed in school halls and not on a stage.

Watch Your Pupils Perform with the Cast!

  • Some pupils will be able to participate in the show itself.
  • They will enjoy workshops with the actors and create two scenes from the play.
  • These will be incorporated into the final production for the rest of the audience to watch.
  • A maximum of 60 children (years 3-5) will be able to perform in the show after participating in workshops with the actors. The remainder of the children will enjoy the full show as part of the audience.

This production was initially  performed for the Rio Olympics of 2016 to great acclaim:

"The set and production was beyond our expectations – excellent" Ponteland First School

"Very engaging, lots of humour"  SS Peter & Paul RC Primary

"Participation of children good" Holy Trinity CE Academy   

For more information and bookings, please contact John Cobb at TSF on 01434 603114 or email john@tsf.org.uk


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