STICKS & STONES Yrs 7 - 11
RESILIENCE & ANTI BULLYING PROGRAM
A LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT EXPLORES RESILIENCE, RESPECT, ANTI BULLYING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION. SUPPORTED BY A Q&A AND CURRICULUM-ALIGNED CLASSROOM RESOURCES.
This engaging theatre in education program for high school students addresses bullying, harassment and aggression at school, at home and online. Two energetic performers explore how negative patterns of behaviours can develop through modelling from peers, family, social media, YouTube and video games. They demonstrate the role of the fight/flight response and how this energy can be channeled into positive pursuits.
This award winning show shines a light on issues such as cyber bullying, harassment, image based abuse and coercive control. It provides practical strategies for emotion regulation, assertiveness, conflict resolution, resilience, help-seeking and breaking the cycle of violence.
Sticks & Stones is designed to complement your school’s existing student wellbeing programs and facilitate further learning and discussion in the classroom.
Brainstorm Productions is listed as an evidence-based program on the Victorian Schools Mental Health Menu. Victorian government schools can use the Schools Mental Health Fund to purchase our performances at no cost to students.
Brainstorm is also endorsed by the eSafety Commissioner as a Trusted eSafety Provider.
Each high school program includes:
The STICKS AND STONES Years 7-11 RESILIENCE & ANTI BULLYING Program Covers:
Australian Curriculum v9.0:
- General Capabilities: Digital Literacy, Personal & Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Critical & Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, ICT Capability, Literacy.
- The Arts
- Digital Technologies
- Curriculum Connections: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Online Safety & Respect Matters.
NSW: PDHPE, Creative Arts, English.
VIC: Drama, Critical & Creative Thinking, English, Ethical Capability, HPE, Civics & Citizenship, Intercultural Capability, Personal & Social Capability, Digital Technologies.
Also supports: The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education, eSafety Toolkit for Schools, The National Education Initiative (Be You), National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools & Pastoral Care. Supports Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL), eSmart Schools, and other programs that promote student wellbeing, anti bullying, behaviour management, resilience, cyber safety, mental health and positive relationships in schools.
What sort of venue do we need?
An indoor venue with access to electricity. There is no need for any special theatre style venue as the show works best in an open space, with students seated on the floor. A school hall or gym is ideal but we can also use triple classroom areas, libraries etc. Unfortunately due to WHS we cannot use outdoor areas. If you have an unusual venue and would like to discuss it with us please contact our team on 1800 676 224.
A layout diagram is provided for each performance, showing how the actors will set up and how students will be seated. Download the layout diagram for this performance here.
What is the cost and how does the minimum fee structure work?
Our maximum audience size for this performance is 250. The cost is $8.50 per student (+GST) with a minimum fee of $935 (+GST) applying when less than 110 students attend. Our office will email you a tax invoice after the show, based on the number of students that attended.
PLEASE NOTE: The 2024 pricing structure is reduced for schools using the Victorian Schools Mental Health Fund.
What provisions do you have in place for supporting child safety and wellbeing?
We are a Child Safe Organisation and comply with all aspects of Child Protection and screening in each state and territory. We have Risk Assessments in place and all our actors are trained in WHS, appropriate behaviour in schools, dealing with student disclosures and providing appropriate help-seeking information. Scripts have been researched and developed in consultation with teachers and a Clinical Psychologist.
What will the actors need on the day?
The actors will arrive one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance time to sign in and access the venue. The shows are performed on the floor (preferably NOT a stage), no chairs please. They have all their own equipment.
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Please note: this performance contains references to parental separation, domestic abuse, sexual harassment and unsafe online interactions. Teachers please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns about this content. All mental health references are followed up with relevant help-seeking information and are informed by Mindframe’s guidelines for portraying mental ill-health on stage and screen.
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