Children Of The World

By Mary Green and Julie Stanley
14 Reviews
Ages: 5-9
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Children of the World is a charming Christmas musical about different festive customs around the world. Now available with Words on Screen™.

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity. For more information, please see below.

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About Children Of The World

  • Written by the same authors as best-selling nativity The Magical Christmas Jigsaw
  • Cleverly designed script with the flexibility to rehearse scenes within individual classes or groups, which can be brought together in one or two final rehearsals
  • Scope for solos and part singing if required

Discover a little bit about Christmas around the globe with Children of the World.

Every year, Gabriel and the angels celebrate the birth of Jesus by bringing children from around the world to visit the manger. Travelling from as far afield as China, Malawi, Poland and Australia, each group is finally brought to the stable where they tell of their special Christmas customs, singing songs and presenting gifts.

This charming Christmas musical is ideal if you want to involve the reception class in a production with older children.

Now available with a Words on Screen™ CD ROM allowing you to display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn!

An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity.

 

 

 

Running Time:

40 minutes approx

(Total length of music: 17 minutes approx)

Solos/Parts:

Song 2: Alleluia - solo part for the angel

Song 3: Little Star - optional solo included

Song 6: Kuyimba - solo and harmony verses

Sample Script:View sample script 1
Cast List:

View cast list

Some of the groups of characters can be adapted to suit the size of your production.

Words on Screen™:What is Words on Screen™? - For more information click here or play the sample video from this title below.

Words on Screen™ System Requirements:

Words on Screen™ CD ROM System Requirements

PC:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster process for netbooks.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (64 bit) or later, Windows Server 2016 (64 bit) or later
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 12.0 or later, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB graphics memory

MAC:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • macOS 10.7-10.14.6 inclusive
  • Safari 12.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 69.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 36 or later
  • 512MB RAM; 128MB graphics memory

For the Download Player System Requirements, please click here.

My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™, you will immediately receive a Words on Screen™ eSongbook in your Out of the Ark Music online account. The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product at no additional cost. If you have already downloaded and installed a Download Player from our website simply refresh your player and select your new eSongbook. You will need to download the eSongbook to your player before you can extract and save the PDFs and MP3s. You will also need to have installed Download Player version 2.0 or above.

If you don’t yet have a player then follow these instructions:

  • Log in to your online account
  • Within the My Words on Screen™ Online panel (on the My Account dashboard) choose either to Stream Online or Download Player
  • Within the player click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

You will find the PDFs and MP3s under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook. From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.

ISBN:9781906988173 Book & CD / 9781906988876 Book & CD ROM

Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

Words on Screen™ CD ROMs are supplied with a single user licence which allows the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only.

To license the installation of the CD ROM onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please purchase an Annual Performance Licence which includes extended digital rights.

 

Annual Performance Licence Information

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Listen to Songs

Gabriel Calling
Alleluia
Little Star (Poland)
The Tree Of Light (China)
Christmas Day On The Beach, Boys (Australia)
Kuyimba (Malawi)
Come To The Manger (USA)
Christmas Candle (Eire)
Children Of The World

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The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Synopsis of the story
  • Staging, rehearsal and song information
  • Information on christmas traditions in 6 countries
  • Cast list
  • Costume suggestions
  • Script
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 9 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Licence and copyright details
Audio CD

Audio CD

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
Words on Screen™ CD ROM

Words on Screen™ CD ROM

  • Words on Screen™ versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence allowing the Words on Screen™ CD ROM to be installed on ONE computer only (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
If you are a Mac user, click here.
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online Words on Screen™ product to stream or download
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts, & additional resources
  • Words on Screen™ versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Words on Screen™ user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details

Annual Performance Licence

Annual Performance Licence

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.


Visit our Licences page for further information.

Rehearsal CDs

Rehearsal CDs

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Available in packs of 5, 10 or 20
Subtotal:£0.00
Premium Packs With Words on Screen™  

Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™ CD ROM & Annual Performance Licence

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.  If you are a Mac user, click here.

£55.85

Words on Screen™ eSongbook & Annual Performance Licence Only (Online Order Only)

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A Words on Screen™ eSongbook for you to stream or download, including PDFs from the book and MP3 audio tracks. This eSongbook is only available as an online purchase. NO BOOK, AUDIO CD OR CD ROM INCLUDED. Instantly access everything you need from your online account. Pack includes an Annual Performance Licence. There is no postage and packing charge for this item.

£55.85

Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™ CD ROM

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.  If you are a Mac user, click here.

£39.95
Standard Packs  

Book, Audio CD & Annual Performance Licence

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£40.85

Book & Audio CD

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£24.95
Licences  

Annual Performance Licence (price per annum)

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A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this nativity to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Premium or Standard Pack).

£19.80 pa
Additional Resources  

Pack of 5 Rehearsal CDs

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£15.00

Pack of 10 Rehearsal CDs

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£25.20

Pack of 20 Rehearsal CDs

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£43.20
Subtotal:£0.00

Fabulous

By CStokes

The children at my school really enjoyed performing this play. I would thoughlly recommend this. The children got to learn about all the different countries and how they celebrate Christmas. We even made links with Australia to find out how they celebrate Christmas. Out of the Ark are fantastic company to deal with.


Amazing fun

By Chloe

I did this in school it is so great the storyline is clear and the little ones were so cute in gabriel calling


A Great Musical

By Debsy

I did this musical 2 years ago with over 200 Prep - Year 3 students. All the Year 3 students got the speaking parts to "celebrate" their last year in junior primary. Each class also got their own country/song which made it really easy to teach, practice and put together. It ticked all the boxes, great story, great song variety, great finale song, easy to put together. Would love more like it.


Best Christmas Show

By Lisa

I saw my niece perform in this show with her school this year. It is a brilliant musical with beautiful songs and wonderful dances, plus it is very interesting and informative. I felt like I learnt a lot watching it and I'm sure the children did too. The kids loved performing it and the audience really enjoyed watching. It really is the best Christmas show I have seen performed.


One of the best!

By Elisabeth

We performed this Nativity last year with 3 KS1 classes. It was probably the best Nativity play I have ever seen/performed and really suited our multicultural school. More like this one please! So far, nothing has grabbed us in the same way.


fab

By flan

i did this over1 year ago it was geat


done in school

By wierdo that goes to bankhead primary

i done this play in school last year


The best yet

By Kaff

We performed this with 160 year 1/2 children it was fantastic. Children, staff and parents enjoyed it. All songs were great, we performed some fantastic dances to all the songs. For once it wasn't twee and I enjoyed every minute of the preparations. Please, please can we have more like this. I am looking for this years Nativity but so far nothing has come close to 'Children of the World.' I would highly recommend it.n15/10/2011


Amazing! Can we have more of this style - please?

By AL

We had over 170 children performing this from Primary 1 to 7. The children,staff and parents loved it, especially Kuyimba and the final song Children of the World. The format allowed each class to work on their own section as part of the curriculum then come together for a few rehearsals a few weeks before Christmas. The pupils are hoping to do something similar next year so if there was one with separate sections we'd definitely buy it. Have recommended it to several schools for next year. The songs range from simple for the infants to trickier for the older pupils. Thoroughly enjoyed using it.


Great

By Jane

Really good songs, capturing the essence of the musical style of each country without being too cheesy and obvious. We used it for KS1 and Reception, but it would be just as appropriate for KS2.


Fantastic

By Louise

Our Reception and Key Stage 1 children thoroughly enjoyed learning the songs and performing this musical. We had to adapt the speaking parts and we omitted the Malawi and Irish songs because we felt that they were a bit more challenging for younger children. Our audience was very appreciative - not a dry eye in the house!! Thank you Mary and Julie!


the best

By miss big mouth

very good we did it at on a year 5 and 6 day trip at a theater it was splendid on day.we even got some pople to wacth us .well done polam hall school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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By x

the songs are cool


What a find!

By Kate

This is a brilliant update of the classic nativity! Starting with a game show, the easy to stage play incorporates traditions/ dress/ language from various countries round the world - a valuable resource for any Primary School looking at cultural diversity. The show is very adaptable to suit any number of children and the production notes are really helpful. The songs are easy to learn for younger children but, at the same time, with all the different musical styles, challenging enough so as to be enjoyed by older KS 2 singers as well. My choir particularly enjoy the part-song from Malawi and the Rolf Harris- style 'Christmas Day On The Beach, Boys'. Another classic from Mary Green and Julie Stanley!


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