An intergalactic adventure to save Planet Earth!

The Last Aliens is a great opportunity for Second Level pupils to engage with climate change as Scotland prepares to host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference – an event of worldwide significance.

This digital version of our ever-popular Primary Schools Tour gives teachers all the tools they need to do it themselves. Whether trying it for the first time, or a regular host, you will find a funny, engaging and relevant story with five fantastic songs to learn. We provide a set of lesson plans, audio guides and demonstration films to teach music and movement, along with ideas for making props and costumes – everything teachers need to guide pupils through The Last Aliens.

Read our guidelines for teachers on how to undertake The Last Aliens under COVID-19 restrictions

What's included?

The resources are divided into three parts, covering three different topics – Watch the Earth, Explore the Science and Understand the Opera.

Part 1 includes video and audio guides to learn the music and movement for Songs 1 and 2, plus activities including safe internet use, sound vibrations and listening.

Part 2 includes the guides for Songs 3 and 4, plus activities including recycling, basic electrics and rhythm.

Part 3 includes the guides for Song 5, plus activities including self-analysis, exploring shape nets, group working and empathy, and instructions for making fun props and costumes.

All resources are available to use FREE of charge until the end of 2021.

Sign up now

To sign up your school or class for The Last Aliens, email our Education team at primaryschooltour@scottishopera.org.uk, and we’ll be in touch with more details.

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We'd love to hear how you get on, and see what you and your pupils get up to, so please send us your photos!

Credits

Composer
Alan Penman

Lyrics
Ross Stenhouse

Teaching Artists
Lucy Hutchison
Alan McKenzie
Jennifer Neil

Stage Manager
Rose Ann Gross

Costume Designer & Maker
Patricia Kenny

Producer
Jane Davidson 

 

Film Director & Illustrator 
Iain Piercy

Videographer 
Bevis Evans-Teush

Motion Graphics Designer 
Viola Madau

Teaching Resources 
Scu Moncur

Supported by The Mickel Fund, Harbinson’s Charitable Trust, The Hayward Sanderson Trust and Scottish Opera's Education Angels.

With thanks to the Educational Institute of Scotland for a donation towards the cost of The Last Aliens

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