Friday 18th March 2016 marks the sixth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. National statistics show that one in four, Year 4 to Year 9 Australian students (27%) report being bullied every few weeks or more* and the impact can be far-reaching.
Bullying can happen to anyone and affects students in different ways; from school involvement to relationships with family and friends as well as student wellbeing, including feelings of self-doubt, loneliness, anxiety, stress and sadness. Brainstorm Productions approach uses live theatre to engage directly with students – be it bullies, the bullied or bullying bystanders.
Students develop an understanding of other people’s perspectives through different characters and this approach allows student to gain a greater empathy for others, without the need to single out students. Students are also able to safely compare the responses of the characters on stage with their own and look to adopt positive changes. The fundamental benefit of Brainstorm Productions anti-bullying theatre programs is that students enjoy the experience. While the programs tackle why bullying and violence are never okay, they do so whilst being entertaining.
On Friday 18th March, Brainstorm Productions will be working with schools across the nation to encourage all students to ‘take a stand together’ against bullying and violence.
With Brainstorm Productions shows sold out well in advance for the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 18th March, many schools are running events leading up to the day or afterwards, so they can include theatre as part of their school‘s activities. Why? Read teacher testimonials by clicking here and discover why 99.7% of teachers would recommend Brainstorm Productions.
If you’re looking for an activity for the whole school to help support your school’s anti-bullying policy or event – freecall 1800 676 224 or click here to complete the contact form.
Getting School’s Talking and Engaged in 2016 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence:
Brainstorm Productions team in schools distributing 2016 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence posters:
Last Year’s National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence:
Check out Brainstorm Productions in schools and in the bullying documentary “From the Quadrangle” that aired on Channel 10 to coincide with 2015 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence:
Brainstorm Productions perform to 350,000 students each year and their anti-bullying program Sticks & Stones has been seen by more than 1.7 million students. Read more about Brainstorm Productions range of primary school anti-bullying programs or high school anti-bullying programs.