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Curriculum Relevance:

PD & HSIE: Resilience, Tolerance, Positive Relationships, Taking Action, Problem Solving, Interacting.

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Teaching tactics to deal with bullies.

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This is the story of a young girl called Jeans. Jeans lives out of town with her Mum, Dad and her pet turtle. With no other children her age close by, most days after school Jeans plays with her imaginary friend Super Hero Sam and the two have grand adventures. But Jeans is getting older and needs more than an imaginary friend. With her birthday approaching Jeans declares she wants a horse for her birthday but what she gets is a donkey. After a brief moment of disappointment Jeans gets her imagination to work and she and Doc the donkey are best of friends and always off on exciting escapades. Life is great, until two of her school friends unexpectedly drop by and unknown to Jeans, the two video her riding her donkey pretending to be riding in and winning the Melbourne Cup. The two think this is hilarious and without Jeans’ knowledge post their video online.

Jeans’ immediate reaction to the bullying is to hide and the situation worsens until her Mum and Dad discover what is happening.

Resilience and persistence are emphasised during the show along with the phrases:- If you are being bullied it’s not your fault but there are things you need to do - Be strong not violent - It’s not just what you say but the way that you say it.

Too Cool For Bullies shows that anyone can become the victim of bullying, how quickly the bullying can devastate the victim and what you can do if you are being bullied.

While the topic is serious, Too Cool For Bullies is full of laughs, bright colourful puppets, props, set and Carolyn has a number of truly mind baffling illusions to captivate and baffle even the most cynical students

What other schools have said:

Students were extremely engaged. Appropriate for students from K to 6. Great content and methods to prevent bullying. Magic was great.

Megan Sinderberry. K to Year 6. Merriwa Central School. Merriwa. NSW. 6/04/2017.

Feedback from students demonstrated that the theme of the show matched the expectation of the school and fitted well with our anti-bullying strategies. Very enthusiastic performer.

Alison Bradford. K to Year 6. Proserpine State School. Proserpine. QLD. 22/03/2017.

The acronym (STAMP) to prevent bullying was great for the children. The performer used great expression and had fantastic charisma with the children.

Kiara Adamson. Prep to Year 3. Good Counsel Primary School. Innisfail. QLD. 3/03/2017.

A great performance by the presenter - students were rapt. The performance was very entertaining and the students really enjoyed it. Very animated, set rules and expectations from the start.

Alison Hussey. K to Year 6. St Andrew's Catholic College. Redlynch. QLD. 8/03/2017.

Great energy and very engaging. Kept the students attention the whole time.

Kathy King. K to Year 6. Garbutt State School. Garbutt. QLD. 2/03/2017.

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Price:$5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).

Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.

Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.

Times: Show: 50 minutes. Set up: 45 minutes. Pack up: 45 minutes.

Requires an indoor performing area 4.5m deep x 7m wide.

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