Saving Lil & Archie
Wellbeing, Cyber Safety & Anti Bullying Program
A live theatre performance for primary schools that fosters resilience, balance, cyber safety and positive connections. Supported by a Q&A and curriculum-linked teaching resources.
This exciting live performance shows students how to regulate their emotions and connect with people in a positive way. It explores strategies for the safe use of technology, dealing with bullying and getting the right balance between screen time, sleep, exercise and face-to-face communication.
There is pandemonium on Planet Arkon when two robots, Lil and Zig, are zapped to earth and into the lives of two siblings, Bella and Archie. Bella is being bullied by the girls in her friendship group. With no sleep and too much screen time, Archie finds it hard to connect with other children. He is lonely and confused.
Bella learns to be assertive, and to ‘report’, ‘log off’ and talk to her parents when her online interactions become negative and nasty. To restore the balance, Archie must control his impulses, listen and use empathy so Lil and Zig can return to Arkon.
Saving Lil & Archie is designed to complement your school’s existing wellbeing programs and facilitate further learning in the classroom. Brainstorm Productions is endorsed by the eSafety Commissioner as a Trusted eSafety Provider.
Each primary school program includes:
Saving Lil & Archie Wellbeing Program Covers:
The Australian Curriculum: General Capabilities (Personal & Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Critical & Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, ICT Capability, Literacy), HPE, The Arts, English, Digital Technologies, Online Safety & Respect Matters Curriculum Connections.
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 for all primary school productions is 280. The cost is $6.50 per student (+GST). A minimum fee of $780 (+GST) applies when less than 120 students attend. Our office will email you a tax invoice after the show, based on the number of students that attended.
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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