Sticks & Stones K/P-6
Entertaining educational theatre to help reduce the instances of bullying in school and create harmonious relationships within our community.
DON’T be a BULLY…STOP. Think, breathe, walk away.
DON’T be a TARGET…SPEAK UP. Stand tall. Tell someone.
BE A POSITIVE BYSTANDER!
When things go wrong in Toby’s life, 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 computer games tell him to fight. He’s always in trouble and 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.
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 Anti-Bullying Program Covers:
Loved the calm way the presenters spoke and the language they used ‘desensitised, fight/flight syndrome, 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
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 SS
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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
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 .
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
Highly Recommended! Engaged the student’s right from the 1st minute. Actors were terrific. Fantastic storyline – loved it! Terrific strategies presented in a fantastic way.
St Michael’s College – Adelaide
Highly recommended! Fantastic! Students highly enjoyed it, engaged the entire time. Very valuable discussion at the end. Supports our Wellbeing, Interpersonal development, intrapersonal development, Kids matter and Play is the way programs and curriculum. Great activities included in Teachers Resource Pack.10/10!
Highly recommended! Students 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. 10/10.