Scottish Opera created a chain reaction of creativity in schools across north east Fife when The Big Bang Show exploded into classrooms last week.
The 30-minute opera for P5-P7 pupils — which explores issues around power and energy — was enjoyed by pupils at Castlehill Primary School in Cupar and Falkland Primary School.
Joined by Lord Kelvin, Professor Einstein and mother earth figure Gaia, the pupils bring science out of the lab and on to the stage to find out where energy comes from, how we get it, how we use it, and what effect it has on all of us.
Accompanied by songs such as ‘Fission Chips’ and ‘Dig It’, the cast also explore how the sun, wind and waves can help keep Scotland moving and the what fuel they need to keep their own bodies going.
Scottish Opera director of education, Jane Davidson, said: ‘The Big Bang Show not only introduces the children to opera and helps them develop their creativity, it’s designed to work in line with the Curriculum for Excellence to enhance what they’re already being taught in their classrooms.
“You can see the children really enjoy learning and performing the opera and we’re sure it’ll get a great reaction from pupils, teachers and parents alike.’
Castlehill Primary School teacher Margaret Walker said the P6 pupils had a great time learning more about science.
She said: “The children have been very busy for several weeks finding out about how we produce energy, alternative renewable energy resources and climate change.
“This powerful message was presented in a musical performance which was choreographed and led by members of Scottish Opera.
“The experience of discovering about science through the expressive arts was hugely motivating for the children.
“The colourful costumes, wonderful singing and the enthusiasm of the children delivered a first class performance which charmed the audience.”