Sticks & Stones K/P-6
Bullying and Cyber Safety Program
Entertaining educational theatre to help reduce bullying in schools and online, and create harmonious relationships within our community.
DON’T be a BULLY…STOP. Think, breathe, walk away.
DON’T be a TARGET…Stand tall. Tell someone.
BE A POSITIVE BYSTANDER!
When things go wrong in Toby’s life, or he feels frightened or threatened, he gets all churned up inside. His body tells him to fight, his dad and other kids tell him to fight, even TV shows and video games tell him to fight. He’s always in trouble, and is unhappy at home and at school.
He learns to stop, breathe, put his hands in his pockets, walk away, count to ten and talk about his feelings. He learns how to stay safe at school and online.
When Toby decides to break the habit and take responsibility for his own actions he begins to develop positive relationships. He stands tall, becomes assertive and co-operates with other kids to create a circus routine, with acrobatics, unicycling and juggling.
WINNER of an Australian Violence Prevention Award. Seen and enjoyed by over 1.75 million students!
Sticks & Stones K-6 Bullying and Cyber Safety Program Covers:
Please Note: This performance contains references to family separation, physical bullying, and online stranger danger. Teachers please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns about the content as modifications can be made in some cases.
Captivating! Children were engaged, amused and had appropriate emotional reactions to these convincing characters. Great answers in Q&A. Could relate to ‘real' issues and scenarios. Having ‘outside’ people, (two talented young men) assists in reinforcing the message. Song is a fun, powerful tool to remind children to resolve problems peacefully. 10/10
West Mackay State School
Made a distinct change to the children the following day in the yard. Changed their perspective on dealing with anger. Loved the juggling! Actors are great role models! 10/10
Riverdale Primary School
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Every child totally engaged in the show! Dealt with consequences, conflict resolution, respect, empathy, responsibility and team work. 10/10
Victor Harbor R-7 School
Loved the calm way the presenters spoke and the language they used - ‘desensitised', 'fight/flight', 'energy', 'aggressive’. Great message!!! Was at their level and designed to help them grapple with feelings and emotions. Teachers pack provided excellent anger management techniques. Highlighting the origins of bullying as far back as kindergarten will assist students to examine their own behaviour and identify bullying. Very constructive, entertaining performance. Thank you! 10/10
St Josephs Leeton
Completely captivating! I watched the children’s faces and they were mesmerised and took in every word of advice. Very poignant and relevant, particularly for the boys. Good relatable examples and strategies modelled about dealing with anger. Young actors were accommodating, energetic, clean cut and popular with the children. Supports Positive Behaviours, PDHPE and anti bullying. 10/10 .
Cowra Public School
Highly recommended! Engaging, entertaining! Students learnt that problems can be handled in a calm measured way without resorting to violence. Listened quietly then cheered for the solutions to real problems and gave bullying the ‘thumbs down’. Loved the singing, juggling, humour, working together and the ‘calm down strategies.’ Got the message: Walk away, hands in pockets, count to 10 and talk about your feelings. Great Q& A and Teachers Resource pack. 10/10
Aitkenvale State School
Engaged the students right from the first minute. Actors were terrific. Fantastic storyline - loved it! Terrific strategies presented in a fantastic way. Highly recommended!
St Michael's College - Adelaide
Highly recommended! Fantastic! Students highly enojyed it, engaged the entire time. Very valuable discussion at the end. Supprts our Wellbeing, Interpersonal Development, Kids Matter and Play is the Way programs and curriculum. Great activities and wellbeing resources included in the teachers' pack. 10/10
Pearcedale Primary School
Studets very engaged! Strategies to deal with feeling angry or sad. Students could relate to ideas - minecraft game, loved circus tricks. Supports health and wellbeing, social emotional learning, Cool School rules, performing arts and restorative practices curriculum. Highly recommended. 10/10
Corpus Christi Primary School
Students loved it! Definitely on the students level, great idea to show the flashback to kindy and show the reasons for aggression. Simple message: Don’t fight, co-operate and solve problems peacefully. Good learning experience for all students both bullies and victims. Thanks!!! 10/10
Cootamundra Public School