Student Wellbeing Program
A resilience program for primary schools, using educational theatre to provide simple strategies for supporting emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Being Brave gives children strategies to deal with their emotions through good communication, persistence and positive self-talk - making them more resilient. This inspiring show uses song, dance and drama to give children strategies to bounce back after dealing with bullying, loss and change.
Researched and developed in consultation with teachers and school counsellors, this emotional wellbeing resource is carefully crafted to ensure children can relate to the scenarios.
Fly is a young boy whose parents have separated. He misses his dad desperately and tries to be brave by keeping his emotions 'bottled up'. Isha has been forced to come to a new country and Tim has to stand up and seek help when he is being bullied. Mikalia has to give up the rigors of ballet dancing and find a new dream, and Celia comes to terms with loss in her family.
Dedicated to Luke.
Being Brave Student Wellbeing Program Covers:
Please Note: This is a story of resilience that contains references to bullying, family separation, bereavement and the experience of refugees. Teachers please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns about the content as modifications can be made in some cases.
Engaged students with difficult themes of resilience, divorce, loss, bullying, rejection and letting go of things you love.
Good News Lutheran school.
Fabulous! Engaged all students, encouraging tolerance, resilience and understanding. Best I've seen! Scotch College Junior School.
An excellent production that communicated important messages at the appropriate level and understanding of students. Supports our 'You Can Do It' program. 10/10.
Mt Martha Primary School.
Supports School Values, Rules, PD/H/PE, Community and Decision Making Curriculum. It was evident by the students questions and reflections that the performance was engaging, educational and appropriate. 10/10
Buronga Public School.
Most enjoyable at all levels. Students were engaged and captivated through the entire performance and participated enthusiastically in question time at the end.
Teven-Tintenbar Public School.
Brilliant engaging, professional young actors. A wonderful way to engage students in recognising feelings, bullying and separation as well as providing strategies to deal with and solve problems.10/10 thank you.
Albert Park PS (NSW)
Highly recommended! Excellent, students were attentive, interacting and mesmerised. The performance was faultless, very professional and well targeted to the audience. Our students were definitely engaged with this theatre production. The actors were happy, enthusiastic and polite. Students were mesmerised and riveted. The actors were brilliant and the performance supports our Kidsmatter policy and supports our PDHPE and drama curriculum. 10/10.
Narraweena Public School
Highly Recommended! Students enjoyed participating in the show by verbalising responses, singing songs and answering questions. The performance showed various people of all ages and backgrounds so the students could relate – showed diversity. Supports Personal Development, Religious Eduction and St John Vianney’s feel safe policy.
St John Vianney Primary School – Doonside
Relevant, positive and helpful for students grieving: separation issues, death in the family and bullying. Identified what ‘real brave’ is. Good guide to keeping memories and moving on and strategies for dealing with emotions. One student said ‘ I’m going to tell my mum about this!’ 10/10.
Frankston East PS