Curriculum for Excellence Resources

Drawing on stories and experiences of disabled children this new commission from Birds of Paradise will explore difference, disability and identity with characteristic humour and heart. This is an ideal production to support work in Health and Wellbeing and Social Studies with links to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Health and Wellbeing

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 0-05a / HWB 1-05a / HWB 2-05a

I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support.

HWB 0-08a / HWB 1-08a / HWB 2-08a

I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.

HWB 0-10a / HWB 1-10a / HWB 2-10a

Social Studies

I can contribute to a discussion of the difference between my needs and wants of those of others around me.

SOC 1-16a

I can explain how the needs of a group in my local community can be supported.

SOC 2-16a

I can gather and use information about forms of discrimination against people in societies and consider the impact this has on people’s lives.

SOC 2-16b

I can explain why a group I have identified might experience inequality and can suggest ways in which this inequality might be addressed.

SOC 3-16a

Class Stage
P4-S2
Curriculum Links
Health and Wellbeing
Social Studies
Online (Traverse 3)

The show has integrated BSL interpretation and captions and there is also an audio description option.


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Online (Traverse 3)

Booking information

Traverse 3 is the Traverse Theatre's new digital platform. A unique link to watch the performance will be emailed to you prior to the Festival.

  • Tuesday 25 May – Sunday 6 June

** You can watch this event at any time during the Festival **

What’s it like to be disabled in 2021?

This hilarious, energising, multi-media show looks at how we talk about disability today.

Roadshow hosts Rob and Sal are coming to the end of their schools tour, but are running late for the day's gig. The audience is already waiting impatiently when they enter the stage, struggling with their touring kit. Opening with a cheery (some might say cheesy!) ditty, they launch into their show. Things are going pretty well, as Rob and Sal teach us what it’s like for disabled people in today’s world … until the younger generation decides to set them straight!

Created by Birds in Paradise and directed by Joe Douglas, written and performed by Robert Softley Gale, co-starring and with original songs by Sally Clay, and introducing Oona Dooks and Oliver Martindale, this show exemplifies the company’s vision of a culture where disabled artists are recognised for the excellence of their work and celebrated for the stories they bring to the stage.

Drawing on stories and experiences of disabled children and adults, the show will explore what it means to be disabled and how we all feel about our identities, with characteristic humour, heart and honesty.

"A warm and funny experience that achieves what all the best theatre does: open a window on other lives..." **** The Independent on Purposeless Movements

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