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.
The children really enjoyed the performance and understood what the message was that the performer was putting across. Carolyn was well presented and kept the children engaged.
Deirdre Aggiss. K-6. Hyden Primary School. WA. Mar 2018.
Staff & students loved the show. It was at their level and they interacted well.
Alison Hunter. K-3. O’Connor Primary School. WA. Feb 2018.
Funny and kid friendly. Kept kids engaged but perhaps a section of audience involvement as they were getting wriggly. Thanks for opportunity to invite high needs kids up to see puppets beforehand.
Melissa Cusack. K/Preps to Year 2. Kangaroo Flat Primary School. Kangaroo Flat. VIC. 8/06/2018.