Book Show

Note: Footage from Gerard's Australian Folklore show.

Curriculum Relevance:
HSIE, SOSE, Society & Environment / Culture:
Change and Continuity. Significant Events and People. The role of People and their Contributions. The Formation of National Identity. History.

Understanding our nation and society.

We’re All Australians Now explores the questions - How do you build a nation? and What makes a society work? If the goal is to live in harmony with both the land and each other, how do we continue to achieve this goal? In the quest to find answers Gerard goes beyond our politicians and explores the role our nation’s citizens play every day and how their actions, works and deeds; nurture, inspire and keep us safe.

To help us understand how Australia became the nation it is today the show examines the roles women and men played in days gone by.

Gerard Cafe’s charismatic sense of humour and knowledge of the subject turn this into an easy, most enjoyable and informative lesson in Australian folklore.

Music, songs, role play, and heaps of fun audience participation are all used to examine the role our farmers, indigenous people, swaggies, shearers soldiers, sports people, celebrities, you, your friends and neighbours play in shaping our nation now and into the future.

What schools have said:

Engaging, enthusiastic, entertaining. Summed up Australia in a concise way with lots of fun songs and ways for students to participate and join in.

Kate Nolan. Mount Barker South Primary School. SA.

A very engaging performer and an excellent performance. Students really enjoyed it.

Britt Hench. R-7. Flinders View Primary School. SA.

Engaging - Entertaining - Relevant for all year levels. Student involvement was excellent. A lot of fun. Songs, props, stage set, musical instruments - most appropriate.

Connee Hamer. K-6. Newmarket State School. QLD.

Price: $5.00 per student (No GST).

Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.

Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.

Times: Show: 50 minutes. Set up: 60 minutes. Pack up: 60 minutes.

Requires: an indoor performing area 6m deep x 5m wide.

Gerard Cafe ABN: 67 969 644 954.