9th November 2016
Get on board everyone, it’s time to explore the goings-on of an UNHEALTHY body! Meet “Bazza” (performed today by our lovely Tracey). Bazza eats A LOT of junk food - burgers and soft drinks are his favourite and he eats them on a daily basis - PLUS he does not exercise and guess what? His body is suffering as a result! Doctor Fairlie (our drama facilitator for today) SHRUNK us all down so we can explore just what is going on inside Bazza’s body. We snuck in the friendly way - through Bazza’s nostrils - and we found several problems.
Doctor Fairlie gave us all costumes so they we could perform the actions of : Oxygen, Blood cells, Neutrons and Gastric juices. Bazza’s red and white blood cells (played expertly by some of our possums) were just unable to fight germs. They tried their best but without healthy eating and exercise they were just too weak! (This performance garnered plenty of laughs as the blood cells acting required them to try and fight, but all they could do was fall all about!) The oxygen was unable to move properly around, it was very clumsy and uncoordinated - because Bazza is struggling to breathe! The gastric juices in Bazza’s stomach were also failing. They were simply unable to break up Bazza’s food properly in his tummy, and this gave him pain in his gut, and he was very sluggish. The neutrons needed to follow the messages of the brain but they just could not cope with the messages and were getting everything wrong.
Following this, the children told Doctor Fairlie the best way to fix Bazza’s poor weak body and thought about what they needed to do to his insides. Lucky our possums had all the right ideas and got Bazza to drink some water and try better to eat vegetables! Bazza was starting to feel much better. We could now see that the oxygen, blood cells, neutrons and stomach muscles were much more able to do their jobs inside Bazza’s body. Bazza’s insides were now working wonderfully together and happy. And the proof was of course in the pudding - Bazza’s POO! As you can imagine acting out this part of the story garnered some amazing performance skills from our Possums and many laughs! We excited out of Bazza’s body and Doctor Fairlie was very impressed with our listening, acting and following directions, and she kindly put us back to our regular size again. Well done Possums!