Making Friends

Curriculum Relevance:

PDHPE, HSIE, English & Drama: Relationships, Interpersonal Relationships, Tolerance, Taking Action.

Easy to remember strategies to deal with bullies and make new friends.

Making Friends

Louise has moved interstate over the summer break and the only person that she knows at her new school is Cameron, the little boy who lives next door. Cameron is really sweet but he’s only five and going to school for the first time. Louise encounters difficulties when she tries too hard to fit in and make friends at her new school, so she starts inventing ways to avoid having to go.

Things get worse as the bullying starts, but with good advice from her parents and teachers, Louise eventually settles in and even agrees that her new school is just as good, maybe even better than the one she had to leave.

Making Friends looks at building new relationships, fitting in and dealing with bullying. Amusing, updated, fractured fairytales, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Three Little Pigs, both written in rhyming couplets are used to entertain while getting the show’s simple “ABCs” strategy across.

    A - Ask if you can play.

    B - Be polite & kind.

    C - Co-operate.

    S - Smile and say hello.

Making Friends

Along with three outrageous pigs, a very cool wolf and one very wicked queen; two students are invited up on stage to play the roles of Snow White and the Handsome Prince. Simple, easy to remember strategies for making friends and solving conflicts are reinforced throughout this very funny and entertaining performance.

Louise eventually befriends Tio who is also new to the school and the two of them help Tio’s younger brother settle into his first year at school.

Relationship Building

Imaginative Texts

What schools have said:

Really well done. Very relevant, professional and organised. The students really related to the content. It was very specific - great examples.

Pam Radcliffe. P-6. St Mary’s Catholic College. Kingaroy. QLD.

It was a great show. Karina’s performance was engaging and thoroughly entertaining.

Keith Macleay. 1-3. Orange Anglican Grammar School. NSW.

Kept everyone engaged.

Mat Williams. P-6. Ambrose School. QLD.

Price: $6.00 per student ($5.45 + $0.55 GST).

Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.

Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.

Times: Show: 50 minutes. Set up: 45 minutes. Pack up: 40 minutes.

Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.

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