PD & HPE, HSIE: Resilience, Tolerance, Positive Relationships, Interpersonal Relationships, Taking Action. English: Rhyme, Verse, Imaginative Texts.
With a winning blend of drama, poetry, puppetry and staging, this light hearted, humorous production tackles the problem of bullying head on. Throughout the show students are assured that if they are being bullied it is not their fault and there are things they can do about it.
The show explores the effects of bullying on the victim as well as offering strategies to deal with bullies. Strategies such as self confidence, walking away and talking to someone who can help, are presented as useful tools to disarm bullies. Students are also reminded that we all need friends and that to have a good friend you must be a good friend.
With its colourful cast of puppets, masks and student volunteers, My Friends and I gets its serious anti-bullying message (bullying is not acceptable and cannot be tolerated) across in a fun, entertaining way.
One of my students commented after being asked how they enjoyed the show, if it was good. They said it was more than good it was EXCELLENT! And that was the general feeling by my class. Other feedback from teachers and kids was excellent, most enjoyable! The performer was very professional.
Barbara Walker. K to Year 6. Wingham Brush Public School. Wingham. NSW. 24/02/2016.
The visuals (key words) were great. Having them displayed throughout the show were good reminders. Link to Cinderella was good - all students were familiar with it and able to analyse the story in a different way.
Alicia Bonelli. K to Year 3. Grace Lutheran Primary School. Clontarf. QLD. 2/03/2016.
Very engaging and entertaining! Students enjoyed the performance! It was great informing students of strategies to use in an interesting and fun way! Would definitely recommend! Fantastic performance! The students found the performer very entertaining. Props were fantastic!
Kristen Reilly. K to Year 6. Moonbi Public School. Moonbi. NSW. 22/03/2016.