Discover The Episodes

The Selfish Giant has been adapted into three 15 minute films, each with suggestions for creative follow-up activities for schools. The show can be viewed on separate occasions or watched in one sitting.  There is even an opportunity, for schools who book early enough, for a final Virtual Visit from the story-telling Giants themselves!

Chapter 1 – The Giant’s Garden

Meet our storytellers – Jack and Sam. They love dreaming up tall tales and having fun entertaining children.  But, oh no! It seems that today Sam is grumpy and refusing to join in. Jack will have to convince him. Luckily today’s story is one of his favourites: The Selfish Giant. This high energy chapter introduces Smog the Giant, his fantastic garden and amazing storytelling, as well as making us think about what makes us happy or sad… or selfish.

 

Chapter 2 – Up Goes the Wall

Smog is sad, so he and Miff, his Giant friend, go away for a while to look for help. Meanwhile the garden is bursting with life and colour… and games organised by Jack and Sam.  It becomes an amazing Summer playground for lots of children. But when Smog comes back he is very different!  The selfish Giant closes the garden, chasing away the Summer.  Two new characters show up – brash and boisterous, Frost and Snow take over the place. What has changed in Smog’s heart?

Chapter 3 – The Boy in the Tree 

With Smog locked away in his castle and his garden battered by the North Wind, it looks like hope has gone away for good. But one child remains in the frozen garden. How can one small boy make a giant change?  This final chapter of the story sees life and joy return to the garden and asks how we can all make a difference to help those around us.

 

 

FOR SCHOOLS
Epilogue – Meet the Giants on a virtual visit!

Some lucky schools will get a chance to meet the story-telling Giants via a live Zoom in the last week of term. You choose how many children participate. In a 30 minute session, the Giants will read out and respond to some of your students’ own follow-up stories, poems and songs. These extra sessions will be allocated on a first come first served basis for an additional fee so be sure to express your interest as soon as possible.
Please note this optional extra has an additional fee of £45 + VAT.

Order The Selfish Giant for your school

Order The Selfish Giant for your community

If you have further questions or the cost is a barrier to booking, please contact Bethan on touring@rltc.org or call 01904 655317.