Trouble in the Toybox

KS1 / P1-4
Play In A Day
Trouble in the Toybox

Trouble in the Toybox is an Anti-Bullying Play in a Day for up to 30 KS1 pupils. This play highlights different forms of bullying, the different ways how it can affect people's feelings and how to deal with those feelings. The pupils will work with a facilitator throughout the day and have the opportunity to share a short performance to an audience of their choice at the end of the day.

It's Sam's birthday and there are balloons, cakes and presents galore. Presents! Some of them are useful, like the tool kit from Uncle George. Some of them are not quite so useful, like the stinky soap from Aunty Sue. But the best present of all is a shiny new robot from Mum and Dad.

The rest of Sam’s toys think the new robot is super-cool too and they all want to take it in turns to press the buttons and see what it does next, but one day disaster strikes and the robot is run over by the toy train. Sam sets about fixing it with the very useful tool kit, but the robot is never quite the same again. It now only says nasty things, it grabs and won’t let go and pushes all the other toys out of the way. The toys have a meeting to discuss what to do to fix the situation and it is decided that a complete re-boot is needed which leads to a very delicate operation indeed…

Can the toys re-program the robot to be super-cool again? Or are they destined for a lifetime of insults and being pushed and grabbed by their new ‘friend’?

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Early booking recommended for Anti-Bullying month in November