Scottish Opera’s newly commissioned primary schools tour production, The Last Aliens, begins its tour around Scotland and Ayrshire is on the list of destinations.

The production has visits to Ayr and Irvine planned, visiting Glebe Primary School in Irvine and Holmston Primary School in Ayr on April 28 and 29 respectively.

The Last Aliens is an intergalactic adventure for primary five to seven pupils. A funny and relevant story about saving Planet Earth, the Scottish Opera Teaching Artists team arrive at the school for a morning to teach movement and choreography to prepare for a 30-minute performance in front of fellow pupils, friends and family.

In a normal year, close to 9,000 children across Scotland take part in these performances with many more thousands of friends and families coming to see them in action.

Jane Davidson, who works for the Scottish Opera, said: "This is a completely new hybrid approach to our longest running project; the Primary Schools Opera tour - which we are incredibly proud to bring back to schools in this 50th anniversary year of Scottish Opera’s education programme.

"As ever, our intention is to demonstrate what an effective learning and teaching tool the art form of opera is, with this unique blend of science, technology, literacy, communication skills and responsible citizenship - all connected by creativity."

There are online materials which teachers can sign up for to go through the resources with their students. The resources include both audio and visual teaching aids to help get the children involved.

For more details about The Last Aliens, visit