Curriculum for Excellence Resources

A heart-warming and poignant story about connections, relationships and loss, this engaging show will link to many aspects of Health and Wellbeing, and RME. As we follow the story of An Ant Called Amy, there will be opportunities for deeper understanding of how we deal with challenging situations and emotions.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Health and Wellbeing
I am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them. HWB 1-01a

I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave. HWB 1-04a

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 1-05a

I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 1-07a

I can show my understanding of values such as caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love. RME 1-09b

Expressive Arts
I have experienced the energy and excitement of presenting/performing for audiences and being part of an audience for other people’s presentations/performances. EXA 1-01a / EXA 2-01a / EXA 3-01b

Class Stage
Curriculum Links
Expressive Arts
Health and Wellbeing
Religious and Moral Education
Traverse 2
Duration: 40 min
Seating: Theatre seating

This show gently refers to sibling loss. If a child you know has experienced a bereavement, The Good Grief Trust and Child Bereavement UK can offer useful support.

Traverse 2
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
  • Friday 31 May 9:45
  • Friday 31 May 11:00
  • Friday 31 May 15:30
  • Saturday 1 June 11:00
  • Saturday 1 June 13:30
  • Saturday 1 June* 15:30
  • Sunday 2 June 11:00
  • Sunday 2 June 13:30
  • Sunday 2 June 15:30
  • *Captioned performance

This is a story about an ant called Amy (an award-winning ant one might add), her brother Andy and a Brown Spider. Amy the ant works very hard. When she wins the Employee of the Month Award, Amy feels a happiness that drives her to work even harder. But with the help of the Brown Spider, Amy finds true happiness by embracing her brother’s memory in the everyday.

A charming and moving story that sensitively explores sibling loss, An Ant Called Amy tells the tale of an ant who learns to slow down.

"A gorgeous theatre treat for families" - The Western People.

Access Information

  • Set: A simple set. A forest. Trees and an A-frame ladder.
  • Performers: There is one performer, Julie, who plays Amy the ant and the other characters in the play; the Manager Ant, the Security Ant and the Brown Spider.
  • Lights: The lights are warm and bright as Amy goes about her day to day. When it is night time in the forest, the lights get a little darker.  
  • Experience: This is a fun, entertaining and poignant play. There is some audience participation with some audience members asking Amy questions at a certain point in the play. These questions will have been allocated to audience members before the performance.
  • Capacity: 98

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