Brainstorm Productions dedication to anti-bullying in schools was recognised in the Channel 10 documentary ‘From The Quadrangle’ to coincide with the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Here is an excerpt from the documentary, including interviews with teachers and students about how Brainstorm Productions provides schools with real-life strategies to help students stand together against bullying.
Bullying/Cyber Safety, Yrs K/P-6
Brilliant!! Students were highly engaged. Actors were fabulous! Sets were simple but effective. Story and characters were at the right level of understanding and related to their lives. Would definitely recommend this to other schools. Supports Anti-bullying Policy, Peer Support, Health, Personal Development and Religious Education. 10/10
Our Lady of Fatima, Caringbah
Highly recommended! Supported our 'Circle Time’ and general philosophy about being a friend and caring for others. Terrific young, self sufficient, polite actors. We have had Brainstorm here for many years and everything about Brainstorm so easy. Thank you! 10/10
Early Childhood Counsellor, Redlands
Outstanding! Loved it! Children were entranced and will take away what they learnt and use it. Actors were fantastic and professional! Contained clear, explicit messages that students were able to discuss in detail afterwards. Supports Personal Development, Habits of Mind, Anti Bullying, Staying Safe, Interpersonal Skills. 10/10
Cammeray Public School
Brilliant! Enthralling! Actors were outstanding! Maintained every child’s attention for the entire performance, including kindy! Children said it was ‘awesome, excellent, interesting, intriguing, loved it!!’ Children showed empathy towards the characters. Computer game theme is definitely appropriate to today’s concerns including Facebook and internet safety and bullying. Great messages about positive feelings and behaviour. Thank you! 10/10
St John Vianney Primary School
Awesome! Interesting! Inspiring! Exciting and fun! Children were transfixed and the message was loud and clear. Actors were committed, professional and related well to the children. 10/10
St Paul's Camden
Awesome! They were very clever. Taught us how to be good friends.’ (students) ‘Children were completely engrossed! Actors were thoroughly engaging and captivated children’s attention from start to finish. Fantastic content presented with enthusiasm and confidence. Great mix of drama, movement and song. Q&A was great because they had a natural connection with the students. Supports Anti-bullying, PDHPE, PBL and Technology. 10/10
Richmond Public School
Great opportunity to expose the children to live theatre, appreciate the acting skills, set design and to use their imaginations. Q&A helped children to recall and remember key ideas and relate the real life situations they may face or are facing. Very thorough Teachers Resource Pack, with song and IWB activities, helpful ideas and follow up discussion to reinforce teaching points. Supports our School Discipline Policy and Rules, CAPA (Drama), English (Persuasive Writing), Bounce Back Program and PDHPE. Thank you!
Beacon Hill Primary School
Would highly recommend this performance to other schools. Children were mesmerised! Highly entertaining and engaging, convincing, topical, helpful. For many children this was the first time they had attended a theatre performance. Fantastic work! We all loved it! Thank you! 10/10
Mt Crosby State School
Excellent, relevant, topical, powerful messages. Content was current, appropriate for the here and now. Young professional, organised, enthusiastic actors were great role models. Supports Internet Policy, ICT, School-wide Positive Behaviours System, Personal Development. Students said ‘It made us use our imagination,...very very funny.....very well choreographed .... taught us about what can happen on the internet......rules for friendship...liked the music and the message.....awesome!’
Kuluin State School
This is one of the best anti-bullying performances I have ever seen! Completely appropriate for this age group, engaging and lots of current issues addressed. So much talent and energy. Outstanding acting, fast paced, slick!! Great reinforcement of concepts of friendship! Outstanding, comprehensive Teachers Resource Pack. Supports our Anti-bullying, Cyber bullying, PDHPE curriculum. Thank you!!! 10/10
Lindfield Public School
This was the best! Awesome! Good energy in the performance, excellent messages. Students were totally engaged. Supports our Wellbeing and You Can Do It behaviour curriculum. Highly recommended. 10/10
St John Bosco School
It was awesome! Impressive! Great! Told you what to do if you got bullied... Gave you the message to do as you are told, about privacy settings, don’t tell lies and be a good friend. Relax take a breath count 8 9 10 put your hands in your pockets til you’re calm again. Song was really fun. Loved it!!
Students, Holy Trinity School Inverell
Fantastic! Amazing!’ ‘I learnt a lot about bullying’ ‘Don’t lie’ ‘ Be buddies with everyone’ 'Be nice to each other’ ‘Not what you look like but what’s on the inside'.
Grade 2 students, Tooradin Primary School
Highly recommended! Excellent. Loved the presentation, imagery, music and relevant content. Linked directly to what we had been doing in class, keeping information safe. It had great messages. Supports our cyber safety, values and ethics curriculum. 10/10
Pulteney Grammar School
Highly recommended! Supports our Health/Mental Health unit. Performance is linked with self esteem and cyber smart material. Thanks for a timely and rich performance. These kids now have tools to save lives. 10/10
Emmanuel Lutheran School, Gawler
Highly recommended! Supports our bullying, behaviour management. Creative, well presented, students were engaged, relevant language for kids of today. 10/10
St Joseph's School, Clare
Funny, entertaining, 'cybertastic', taught me to not go online without asking, true friendship, don't give out personal information on the net. 10/10
Students, St Mark's College
You gotta be nice to your friends. That was cool! Fantastic performance.
Students, St Michael's College
Highly recommended! Very engaging. The disk of friendship was an excellent link to the continuity of both the story and the interest of the students, they were intrigued to see it appear and they remembered the titles easily! 10/10
Tyndale Christian School
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Cyber Safety/Digital Citizenship, Yrs K/P-6
Entertaining, engaging and addressed cyber bullying and many issues facing pre-teens. Engaged a large group of kids with a range of interests and maturity. Young actors were very organised and communicated effectively with students. Supports Welfare, (relationship with peers, appropriate behaviours) PDHPE and Bullying and Cyber Bullying policies. 10/10.
Lennox Head Public School
Highly recommended! Performance demonstrated the range of struggles and emotions people have at different stages and lets them know the options they have in life. Sends a strong anti bullying message. Thank you. 10/10.
St Francis Xavier Ballina
Brilliant job engaging the students with their enthusiasm. The messages-following instructions, bullying and what to do if it happens came through clearly in an interesting and creative way. Children enjoyed and joined in with the song, actions and the wonderful discussion. Loved it! Supports Cyber Safety, Inquiry Learning, Literacy, ICT. Fantastic young actors. 10/10.
St Joseph’s Warrigal
Students fully engaged, liked interactive actions. A fun way to send very clear messages about bullying, useful and practical strategies given to deal with bullying. It forced bullies and victims to reflect on their actions. Powerful, valuable revision at the end. Highly recommended!
Wheeler Heights Public School
Enthralled!!Totally engaged!!!!Loved the actions and interaction! Kids were switched on, interested and entertained! Age appropriate relatable topics and messages: internet safety, screen time, friendship, bullying. Excellent blend of current lexicon with valued concepts. 10/10
Baden Powell College
Outstanding! Awesome! Clever! Fantastic! Fun! Interesting! Loud! Brilliant! Funny! Sad! Fantastic messages!
Students Warragul Public School
Excellent! Kids absolutely loved it! Nice to see their little faces and wide open mouths! Entertaining! Messages portrayed really well. Great storyline. Supports Child Protection, ICT General Capability, Wellbeing and Cyber Safety. 10/10
Reidy Park Public School
Excellent! Children were mesmerised, tuned in, attentive, interested and found it credible. Very connected to ‘real life’ situations occurring in children’s lives today. Reinforced awareness of ‘positive actions’ and responsibility on and offline. Highly recommended!
Lalor East Public School
Great thank you! Children were engrossed: they sang along, did the actions, got involved, loved the interaction and technology used in the show. Students said they ‘loved it’,’ were ‘facing similar problems,’ and ‘learnt how to connect with people’. Young actors were fantastic, polite, punctual, energetic....super! 10/10
Yarraville West Public School
Thanks for another brilliant Brainstorm show! Kept a big range of children entertained and engaged. Excellent teaching about life ‘on-line’: desensitisation, mimicking what’s on TV, Americanisation, peer pressure, rude and illegal content, forgiveness, anger management, cyber bullying and logging off.
St John’s Lutheran Public School
Highly recommended! Engaging, powerful. Students were laughing, focused, happy, involved and fascinated. They thought it was 'awesome and cool', and felt they became aware of the impact of cyber bullying. Wow! Superb way to get the message across. Extremely effective and interactive. A great balance of dancing, singing and acting, Loved the song! Consolidated messages during discussion at the end. Thank you. 10/10!
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Enthralling! Relevant! Dealt with bullying and appropriate internet use. Fantastic story and song. 10/10!
Lismore Heights Primary School
Students were engaged throughout the show, back in class they raved about it! Supports our PD/H/PE curriculum and Bullying policies. Highly recommended. 10/10
Tuncurry Public School
Highly recommended! Loved it! Students were keen to ask questions about police issues, healing and understood the concepts. Very professional, engaging and worthwhile! Post performance material looks great! 10/10
Coffs Harbour Christian Community School
Highly recommended! Students were enthusiastic in their responses to questions following the performance. Supports our drama, music, welfare and personal development curriculum. Enthusiastic presenters made an engaging and outstanding show for all students. The messages and theme was well received / understood and age appropriate. Thank you!
Wallsend South Public School
Highly engaging, energetic performance with a strong and clear message. Music and sound effects were awesome. Discussion at end reinforced main points. Supports our literacy and ICT - Cyber safety curriculum. 10/10
St James the Apostle
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Bullying/Respect/Exclusion/Problem Solving/Resilience/Values/Student Wellbeing, Yrs K/P-6 more info
Outstanding! Clear message, highly engaging storyline, funny, energetic, entertaining, interactive and enjoyable. Children said: ‘lt was fantastic, funny, loved the music, joining in and getting up on stage, dancing, the messages and that it explained what bullying is about'. Excellent Q & A. Thank you! 10/10.
Tooradin Primary School
Highly recommended! Fantastic! Really engaging with clear messages. Great role playing for modelling real life friendship and exclusion/inclusion experiences. Supports Social and Emotional Health. Material in the teachers pack was good to prepare the students. They loved the song/actions. Very professional young actors. Thank you! 10/10.
Sacred Heart Catholic College
Amazing, outstanding, terrific, fantastic, spectacular, cool, funny, interesting! We loved the way William and Hayley greeted us at the door!
Students - Rosewood Downs Public School
Highly recommended! First time we have ever booked Brainstorm. A huge relief to have performers come in that were 100% well prepared and deliver a highly engaging, appropriate performance that was well targeted with clear, positive messages. Many opportunities for further discussion which proved the children had retained all the messages. Supports our Anti-bullying, Internet Safety, Positive Relationships policies. One of the best incursions I have ever experienced! 10/10.
Beverly Hills Public School
Best that I have seen relating to bullying issues. Children loved this performance and were totally engaged throughout. Loved the raps, chants, songs and music. Actors were perfect: young, friendly, organised and respectful. Supports Social Skills, HSIE, Anti bullying and Welfare programs.Thank you! 10/10.
Mosman Public School
Highly recommended! Characters were brilliant, believable, and messages were clear and well presented. All elements were covered. Even the year 6 children who aren't the easiest to engage, were engaged and laughing. 10/10.
Goonengerry Primary School
Students were highly entertained by the performance. Support material is a great stimulus for discussion. Supports our behaviour management policy and school rules.
Yeppoon State School
Wow, the show captivated, engaged and entertained the whole school. Students and staff. Keeping the attention of primary aged kids is always a challenge and this pair of professionals sure stepped up to the plate and hit a home run! Supports our bullying and social emotional learning program.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Highly recommended! Really engaging performance that kept all children focused on storyline and entertained for the entire time. 10/10
Kingsgrove Primary School
Best I’ve seen! Excellent content and script, totally corresponds to DET values and attitudes. Entertaining reinforcement of bullying issues and respect for others and yourself. Children were glued to the performance. 10/10
Alstonville Public School
Students responded well to anti-bullying message and felt empowered to stand up for themselves, have empathy and respect. They enjoyed the music, dance and humour. 10/10
Emu Plains Public School
Very professional, well planned performance, actors were outstanding. Respect is one of our school values and the performance incorporated this value very well.
Surveyors Creek Primary School
Highly recommended! Kept all staff and students totally focused and entertained. Loved the emphasis and reinforcement of values we are discussing in class. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Scorseby Primary School
Highly recommended! Entertaining, professional presentation delivering the message of respect, resilience and acceptance of others through drama, dance and music. So engaging for students and teachers. 10/10
Mount Ousley Public School
Great role models! Gave simple strategies for conflict resolution, problem solving, assertiveness and having empathy. Loved the CD. Highly recommended!
Angle Vale Primary School
The music, dancing and humour engaged the students and teachers. Excellent use of key words to teach students the language of resilience, respect and feelings. Linked to our Personal / Interpersonal Learning and Wellbeing curriculum, and the 'Stop Think Do' program.
Good Samaritan College
Gave powerful messages about dealing with people - all students able to be involved by singing and doing simple actions. Tied in perfectly with our anti-bullying week. 10/10
Methodist Ladies College - Junior School (VIC)
Entertaining in school performance with strong themes that challenged the students to consider their attitudes to peers. Kids were perceptive to the characters and enjoyed the interaction.
Prince of Peace Lutheran College (QLD)
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Values & respect at school & online/Relationships/Cyber Safety, Yrs K/P-6
Supports our 'treating each other with respect' and ' speak to please, not to tease' policies. The pre / post performance information was excellent and very useful.
St Joseph's Primary School, North Ipswich
It was funny! The magic words are very important if we want something. The show reminded us about using manners!
Students, St Joseph's Primary School, North Ipswich
Excellent presentation, impressive performance. supports our ICT agreement, cyber bullying, positive behaviour policy. Great interaction with students, story, props and costumes. The music at the beginning really helps to capture the attention of those involved. It really drew the more tricky kids in. Highly recommended.
Blackmans Bay Primary School
The Brainstorm Performers were enthusiastic and gained the interest of the children very quickly. The students were very enthusiastic and as shown in follow-up activities, understood the concept. The program fitted in very well with our PD and peer support programs.
Bowral Public School
Great anti bullying messages about respectful, appropriate use of technology were clearly modelled and effectively delivered. Students were engaged, interested, challenged and entertained throughout the performance. Supports Behaviour Management policy and procedures. 10/10.
Mundingburra State School
Highly recommended! Students completely focused, receptive and enthralled! Presented in an appealing imaginative way. 10/10.
Aitkenvale State School
Thank you!!!! Great! Captivated audience from start to finish! Loved the ‘secret to success’, the ‘happometer’ and the need to use manners as part of the storyline. Children loved it: their responses showed great listening and engagement. Supports Values Education, Social (and self) Behavioural Management. Personal Development, ICT, Cyber safety, Multiculturalism, Social and Emotional learning. Thank You! 10/10.
Trinity Anglican College
I’ve been teaching for 25 years and this show was one of the best I’ve ever seen! Great! Awesome! Fantastic! Astonishing! Hilarious! ‘The Magic Words’ supports Wellbeing, Behaviour Management and Skills program, Cyber Safety, Bullying, Wise use of IT and assists students to be respectful, successful, happy and organised. 10/10.
Redlynch State College
Bravo!! Brilliant show! Students were enthralled and connected with the characters, interacted and were highly engaged AND they were given strong messages...wow...all in the one show! Thank you! An excellent show! 10/10.
Tolga Public School
Brainstorm actors were friendly, approachable and professional. Our school has thoroughly enjoyed all in school performances from Brainstorm. A great resource for schools!!!
Mater Dei, QLD
Encompassed organisation, getting along, persistence, confidence and resilience.
Warrnambool Primary School
Student Wellbeing/Bullying/Motivation/Positive Behaviours,Yrs K/P-6
Highly recommended! Engaging, funny, enjoyable and physically active! Students were highly engaged by the performance and impressed by the set, sound, audio and costumes. Actors were able to relate to the boys and get the message across effectively and with humour. Supports our Anti bullying program, Cyber safety and Positive thinking. Very professional young actors who were appropriately behaved, punctual and well presented. Thank you!
Absolutely brilliant! Loved it! Realistic! Great concepts! Fabulous talented actors. Awesome! Magnificent, fun, amazing, calming, exciting, perfectly pitched and informative! Supports Values, Digital Citizenship, Healthy Choices, anti bullying, Brain based Learning, Positive Mindsets and cyber safety .10/10.
Lindisfarne Anglican College
Captivating!!!Great music and songs, positive messages about good choices. Energetic, lively, good storyline cleverly presented. Students thought it was ‘excellent, funny, enjoyable, learnt heaps.’ Loved the ‘Strong Mind Strong body message. Young actors were friendly, skilled role models. Thank you! 10/10.
Tamborine Mt SS.
Kids loved it! Very entertaining! A great show that gives children a message that lasts for life-the action to go with the ‘Positive mindset’ gave them a reminder link. Repetition and actions reinforced the key messages about positive behaviours, social skills and health. Amazing backdrops! Young actors were lovely, welcoming and organised. Good background notes, lesson sheets and song download that gave me lots of ideas. Highly recommended!
Jones Hill State School
Students (and staff) loved it! Great mix of song, dance, visual aspects, sound effects, which helped consolidate the important messages! Children sang the catchy song for days afterwards and enthusiastically took in the meaning. High energy, informative, up to date, well paced, clear diction, clever techniques, well written, professional, enthusiastic performance. A great combination! Question time reinforced the key concepts. 10/10”
Tyndale Christian College Adelaide
Captivating, high energy, dynamic, appropriate, current language, fantastic catalyst! Brilliant! Great IWB Teachers Resources I downloaded from your website to use as follow up. Supports Health, Technology, Critical Literacy English and Advertising. 10/10. Children said: “Excellent because they tell us how to be kind and safe and healthy and not eat too much junk food and keep fit! Sensational cause I learnt lots of stuff!
Grange Primary School Adelaide
Highly recommended! Brainstorm Productions are always super professional, relevant enjoyable and engaging for all! Thank you! 10/10.
St John Bosco School Adelaide
Highly recommended! Great integration of social, emotional and physical health issues. High energy! Students thought it was different, funny, and learnt lots of information about real problems kids have. Supports our School Anti Bullying Policy, The Arts, Music, Drama, English, Health, Social Studies and self esteem, feelings and healthy eating. Extensive follow up IWB Teachers Resources. Loved the song and the dance. 10/10.
Seaview Downs Primary School Adelaide
Kids were in awe! Totally in the H Team Zone! Actors were dynamic, energetic and grabbed the kids attention. Great script! Great message! Kids loved the song and we all did the dance and talked about making wise choices! Thank you! 10/10.
Active Kids After School Care, Lismore
Highly recommended! Engaging, entertaining! Successfully covered anti bullying, social media and healthy and unhealthy options, feelings, belonging, internet safety and ICT. Thank you!
Port Pirie West Primary School
Riveting!! Zappy!! Slick!! Relevant, realistic, fantastic, interesting, factual information to use in everyday life. Messages clearly articulated, students joined in the song and answers in the Q & A showed they had taken in the information about healthy eating, sleep, screen time, positive relationships, positive mindsets, bullying and caring. Active, energetic, fun, worthwhile and value for money. Actors were amazing and the content was fantastic! Brilliant! Couldn’t fault it!!
Grange Primary School
Super! Professional! Children said 'Best thing I’ve ever seen, amazing, funniest ever, loved it ,great message!!!’ Great how the bullying message was weaved throughout! Fantastic! Students engrossed for the full hour and generated lots of follow up discussion in the classroom. Supports Kidsmatter, Wellbeing, Cyber Safety, Health, Relevant, fabulous, entertaining, energetic, enthusiastic. We’ve downloaded the song and went back to class singing! We need you permanently in the yard!!! 10/10.
Victor Harbour R-7
Bullying/Positive Relationships/Cooperation/Resilience/Student Wellbeing, Yrs K/P-6 more info
Fantastic! Engaging! Great! Absorbing! Relatable language, scenarios and strategies to deal with bullying and aggression. Liked the inclusion of social media. Loved the discussion at the end to demonstrate their comprehension of the skills and solutions. Definitely think this show will help our kids make positive changes in their lives at school and at home. Loved the juggling, balloon to demonstrate anger control, rap and humour whilst learning: bullying is hurtful and we should co-operate and work together. Supports our School wide Positive Behaviour system.10/10
Sarina State School
Really made students think! Funny, fast paced, engaging, entertaining and enjoyable! Realistic, common scenarios and issues that resonated with many children. We will use the song to reinforce making good choices. Supports PBL, Wellbeing, Drama, School rules. Thank you! 10/10
Mundingburra State School
Fantastic! Best anti bullying show I have ever seen! Engaging, contemporary, relevant to today’s society, great acting and role playing. Thanks for the teachers pack and lesson plans - catchy song! Supports “You can do it!” PDHPE, Wellbeing. Young actors were professional, punctual and absolutely positive role models!
Ross Hill Public School
Fantastic, professional, excellent role models, great acting! Role play is a great tool and will recreate some scenes as learning experiences. Will realise there’s no need to get aggressive. Students were engaged, really listened and had great responses. Fits in with our Shine, Values, Peer Support, Co-operating and PDHPE, ‘Getting Along Unit’ and how to be a good friend. Great male singing role models too! Great language and explicit cues - will use in all classes including my special needs. 10/10
Sandon Public School
Humour, impressive juggling, singing, physical skills - best way to get difficult issues addressed. Definitely will help students understand the cause and effect of their angry feelings. Very polite, organised, helpful young role models. Do you perform to parents with their children - brings up parental attitudes and actions which best support education and awareness and change. Supports PDH, RE, Science, Music and Drama. 10/10
Holy Trinity Inverell
Brilliant! Fantastic performance, entertaining with great messages with real life examples and strategies. Students said: ‘I’m going to try new things...I learned some new ideas’. Will definitely help students make changes in their lives particularly with further reflection using the Resource pack. Great projection and singing voices! Loved the rap and song. Thank you.10/10
Ben Venue Public School
Excellent in-depth messages about conflict resolution and bullying, beautifully scripted and performed. Stimulated discussion, loved the singing and tricks. Spot on! 10/10
Avondale Primary School
Awesome! Cool! Don’t fight. Speak out if you’re being bullied. Solve your problems by working together. Treat others how you want to be treated. Counsellors are there if you need to talk. Say NO to bullying!
Forbes Primary School – Students
Great way to teach conflict resolution and values. Excellent anti-bullying strategies!
Good News Lutheran School
Sticks and Stones was a highly relevant in school performance in that it dealt with difficult issues. Gave the students workable strategies for handling bullying, anger and fear. Thanks!
St John’s Lutheran Primary School, QLD.
Very positive response from students, they learnt not to fight, but to walk away and keep their hands in their pockets. The script, upbeat pace of the show, music and gymnastics captivated the children without taking away from the overall message of the show ie how to deal with anger. Supports our You Can Do it program, anti-bullying policy and student wellbeing.
Berwick Primary School VIC
Magnificent performance! Students were completely engaged and they loved the acrobatics, tricks and songs. It fitted in with our school values and FISH philosophy.
Trafalgar Primary School VIC
Highly recommended, promoted brilliant strategies for anti-bullying! 10/10
Cathedral School, Bathurst
Cyber Safety/Exclusion/Friendship/Social Skills Yrs K/P-6 more info
Kids loved the super heroes! Highly recommended. Examples of bullying were situations the children could relate to. Lots of great information and strategies to handle bullying, presented in an entertaining fun show. References to social media were relevant and age appropriate. Supports Student Welfare, Anti-bullying and Positive Behaviour for Learning policies. 10/10
Franklin Public School
Brilliant! Fabulous engagement! Entertaining, fun, fast paced with a great message. Brilliant actors, highly motivated, interacted well with the children. Very well informed on the topic of bullying. Kids will remember to ‘Freeze and breathe and walk away’ if someone teases them. Loved it! 10/10
Cathedral School, Bathurst
Captivating! Energetic, engaging, interactive! Issues of bullying very relevant to today's society. Reinforced techniques to stop bullying. Loved all the mottos and catch phrases, and follow up questions that consolidated understanding. Super hero theme very appropriate. Loved it! Thank you! 10/10
Our Lady of Fatima, Caringbah
Highly energetic, engaging, articulate! Multiple strategies to deal with bullying. Loved the song and great range of level-appropriate lesson plans and activities. Actions with verbal cues reinforced the strategies about cyber bullying and cyber safety - 'Tell, Block, Delete'. Friendly professional actors. Very good product. I would highly recommend to other schools.10/10
McAuley Catholic College
Highly recommended! Interactive, energetic, excellent messages. Super hero theme very effective. Great song and debrief! Supports Personal Development, Child Protection, Student Welfare, Friendship, Bullying and Cyber bullying.
Manly Vale Public
Highly recommended! Wonderful, highly effective performance that showed awareness of the age and needs of students. Engaging, entertaining and easy to relate to. Excellent strategies. Supports PD/H/PE, Social Development, Anti-bullying and Student Welfare policies.10/10
James Erskine Primary School
Fantastic! Thank you! Great content and messages and ideas for children who are being bullied. Students remained engaged throughout. Good way to demonstrate strategies to show how to combat bullying. Amazing timing! 10/10
Ross Hill Public School
Brilliant work! Excellent performance! Great strategies to cope with and to conquer bullying. Great emphasis on cyber bullying. Children listened intently! Thoroughly enjoyed the show and gave teachers like myself further tools to teach PD/H/PE and associated curriculum. Well presented, enthusiastic actors. 10/10
St Edmunds Primary School, Tamworth
Fantastic messages and strategies that students can use on a regular basis! Linked particularly well with the PDH Unit my class is doing this term. Pre-performance pack allowed me to prepare the children and learn the actions! Audience interaction was excellent. 10/10
Sacred Heart Central School, Cootamundra
My Year 3 students had a blast! Some of them have been trying the strategies. Performers were professional, well prepared, energetic, engaging and great with the kids. Certainly got the messages about friendship and cyber bullying and being kind and helpful. Links to our Drama, PDHPE, Getting Along with Others and anti-bullying programs. 10/10
St Catherine Laboure Primary School
The students really enjoyed the performance. Preps took in some of the important messages, especially the shields. It was a great, light hearted presentation, thank you! Supports our cyber safety and anti-bullying policies. Great presentation, thanks!
Albany Rise Public School
Students were engaged, identified messages clearly, participated, had lots of comments and were full of praise. The follow-up activities were a perfect match for current content on cyber bullying and building resilience. Supports our health, cyber safety, anti-bullying policies, wellbeing, arts, drug education, RE, language curriculum. The performance was fantastic, thank you! Actors were brilliant. The performance was so slick and interesting it had students fully engaged the whole time. High energy, messages were constantly reinforced. Highly recommended. 10/10!
St Simon The Apostle Primary School, Rowville
Follow-up material fits really well into PD/H/PE syllabus and covers aspects of the school's core values, drama (creative arts), and English (listening and comprehension). The students from K-6 were all engaged in the performance and responded enthusiastically when asked. An excellent performance. Highly recommended!
Boambee Public School
Highly recommended, 10/10! Students loved it -'awesome', 'amazing', 'interesting' '10/10'. They were doing the actions and singing the songs and related to the scenarios. We used the follow-up activity 'assertive', 'aggressive', 'passive' - it was very relevant. Supports our social skills, cyber bullying, welfare, student engagement, ICT, You Can Do It, resilience, confidence policies. The performance was just the right length.
Eastbourne Public School
Students had high levels of engagement, happy to sing along and participate in the performance. Interactive (smartboard) follow-up material was great. Children enjoyed playing games. Supports our anti-bullying policy and PD/H/PE. Overall it was very entertaining. Students walked away with great anti-bullying strategies. Highly recommended, 10/10!
Prairievale Public School
Students were completely engaged throughout the show, loved the music and actions. The expressions on their faces showed how much they enjoyed it. Supports our anti-bullying policy, You Can Do It program and PD/H curriculum. Thank you for presenting a great show that students can relate to and giving them positive ways to react to bullying. Actors were energetic, friendly and flexible. Highly recommended!
Warners Bay Public School
Brainstorm actors did a fantastic job! Students responded well to the use of humour. I thought the students were able to draw out the main ideas being taught. The tools given to the students are practical and can be easily implemented.
Macarthur Anglican College
Really great! Well done, clear, funny. So much enthusiasm by the actors. They included the audience and the kids loved it! Follow-up material is a great resource, helped prepare the students beforehand. Supports our school values and behavioural policy, Health/PE, child protection and wellbeing. Highly recommended, 10+++++! Continue on doing what you are doing!
Burton Primary School
10/10, loved it! Dynamic, really clear message that was relevant and applicable to our children's lives. Children were really engaged. Really supported our existing curriculum - language/terms were accurate. Fabulous follow-up material, lots of ideas and age appropriate. Performers were highly skilled and did a brilliant job!
Hallett Cove School
The students were engaged by the clever staging and creative script ideas from start to finish. It got a very important message across in a way that the students could relate to.
Woolgoolga Public School
Teaches us not to be rude and bully". "I liked the shadow play". "I liked doing the song and the dance". "It was great!
Students, Plympton Primary School
Highly recommended! Delivery was outstanding, message applied to every student, very relevant, linked to real life situations.
A.B. Paterson College
Supports our Anti-bullying program, Achieve, Health and PE, and Cyber Safety policies. Acting and use of voices was excellent. The presenters were friendly and knew how to interact with the students.
Minlaton District School
Highly motivational script that was received so well by all the students, they have been talking about it a lot! Covered very important areas of concern with bullying. Excellent, keep up the great work!
Talara Primary College
Students were engaged throughout the entire school performance. They enjoyed the actions taught and were repeating them after the show.
Warragamba Public School
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Resilience/Emotional Health/Bullying/Sadness/Change/Student Wellbeing, Yrs K/P-6 more info
Loved it! Students were fully engaged at all times. Very age appropriate. Children could connect to each of the examples of bravery. Actors were professional throughout. Highly recommended. 10/10
The Junction Public School
Students were extremely engaged throughout the whole performance - laughing, attentive, surprised. All the scenarios were relevant to our students' lives. I think your show made them realise that they're brave without knowing it! Gave students great strategies. The talk after the show was a great way to reinforce the themes and for students to make personal connections. Actors answered questions honestly and related answers to the performance, making it real! A good starting point for students to start discussing these issues. Teachers' pack was a fantastic resource. Very worthwhile! 10/10
Hinchinbrook Public School
Great way of describing and reinforcing components of our anti-bullying policy. Just the right amount of humour and serious discussion.
Forbes Primary School
Excellent message through a very entertaining performance. Captivating! A very good boost to our anti-bullying program.
Murray Farm Primary School
Thank you for a fantastic performance! Great messages about being brave, overcoming your fears and being sad, taking a risk, talking, crying and letting go. Covered many issues and circumstances that our students are coping with in their daily lives. The positivity the characters showed our students that there are better ways to deal with things that ‘don’t go your way.’ Supports our approach to emotional learning specifically our focus on developing a Growth Mindset. 10/10.
Mandama Primary School
Highly recommended! Cool costumes, loved use of technology, awesome singing & dancing. Students related to character who is in a separated family and lives away from his father. Supports our PD & Health and Positive Relationships curriculum. 10/10.
Frederickton Primary School
Highly recommended! Dealt with serious issues such as family break ups in a child friendly way. Great humour and small breaks to ensure students were consistently engaged. Dealt with real world situations and provided students with ideas about how they could deal with a variety of situations in a positive way. Supports our PD/H/PE, Kids Matter, Religious Education, Seasons for Growth policies.
Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School Fairfield
Highly recommended! Children were engaged and entertained. Great discussion about issues raised and how these were resolved. Encourages children to use their voice and be proactive when struggling, seeking support eg during divorce, death and bullying. Supports our PD/H/PE and Pastoral Care.
Fantastic show dealing with issues that are so relevant in todays world-interactive, but lots of fun with a great age appropriate messages. Will have appositive influence on their view of self, self esteem and confidence and understanding how bravery comes in many forms and the importance of being resilient. Brilliant actors-well done! 10/10.
Baulkham Hills North Primary School
Kids gave it 100% Great appropriate content. Best of all the acting was terrific! Children totally ‘got it’ because they could relate to the realistic examples in the storyline and messages. Highly recommended!
Wahroonga Public School
Loved it! Totally engaged for the entire show-thoughtful responses after the show. Humour is the way to kids hearts! Lovely talented young performers.10/10.
Yarraville West Primary School
Great actors...loved the music...kids were completely engaged...clear messages....funny and meaningful. Each character gave strategies students could use to manage emotions, problem solve difficult situations. Song at the end was an excellent way to reinforce the message. Social stories and role play portrayed different situations children face in their lives and how they may feel and respond to them. Fantastic acting-high energy production! Thank you! 10/10.
Westgarth Primary School
Highly Recommended. Our students were fully engaged, the costumes were bright & the performance energetic. Good storyline and powerful message, the kids loved it! They liked the symbolism of letting the birds go. It provided a celebratory conclusion and good reminder of the values covered in the Positive start program.
New Gisborne Primary School
Cyber Safety/Bullying/Harassment/Peer Pressure/Cyber Footprint, Yrs 7-10 more info
Wonderful! Situations were realistic, relevant and appropriate for our cohort. Well scripted, dialogue spot on! Some humour but focussed on serious issues some of the girls have experienced this year and many more they may need to deal with in the future. Q & A was really beneficial for the girls to voice their questions, opinions and further clarify. 10/10.
Mentone Girls Secondary College
Fantastic, relevant themes: Loss of focus with school work, alcohol, peer group pressure, cyber bullying, consequences of poor behaviour, resilience. Excellent discussion afterwards- apologising is the first step to healing. Characters were, very real, engaging and appealing. Thank you! 10/10.
Flinders Christian Community College
I loved it! All students highly engaged. Loved the music, choreography and changes in pace. I felt the content was very relevant to the lives of teenagers and conveyed in a very dramatic and modern way. Supports anti bullying, Welfare, Health, Drama, ICT policies. 10/10
Mt Waverly Secondary College
Loved this!......I got it!...That was great!.....Fabulous actions....clever moves..... It’s happened to me.....Can we get them again?
Students St Ignatius
Excellent! All year 8 were actively engaged. Pitched at appropriate level raising realistic issues (social media, reputation, safety) and personalities they will have encountered. Actors were enthusiastic, used appropriate language that students use and offered solutions which were later discussed in the Q & A. Supports Student Wellbeing, Anti bullying, Health. 10/10.
Belmont High School
Faultless! Students enthralled and captivated throughout. It’s the quietest I’ve ever seen them! Fits perfectly with issues we have been dealing with in our guidance lessons. 10/10.
Merewether High School
Entertaining, funny, engaging, relevant and lots to think about. Great way to deliver an at times tough subject. Actors were east going and approachable and made the kids feel at ease as soon as they entered. Great energy and commitment. Highly recommended!
Orara High School
Students were totally engaged and loved every minute, laughing, feeling empathy for the characters. Language, topics were relevant and the young actors were in tune with today’s youth. Supports Anti Bullying, Cyber Safety, PDHPE and Welfare policies. 10/10.
Hoxton Park High School
Fantastic final message! ‘Don’t play’! (nasty hurtful games). Good messages and info about mental health, cyber bullying, digital reputation and respect. Students highly engaged and responsive. Their questions demonstrated the performance was highly relevant and resonated well with their experience and understanding. Young actors were absolutely professional in all respects. Looking forward to the next performance! 10/10.
Port Macquarie High School
Highly recommended once again! Relevant, engaging, well presented performance that taps into significant issues using engaging scenarios, language, music and content. I like the way your shows are constantly updated and evolve every year. Students got the message ‘Bullying has a big impact and there are positive ways to handle things.’10/10.
St Pauls High School Port Macquarie
Students loved it! Thank you for a high quality, polished, creative meaningful performance. Loved the message at the end. Very relevant to young people today. Young, professional, fantastic, friendly, engaging actors.10/10+
Caloundra Christian College
Brilliant! Actors were true professionals –students really related to them. I was constantly watching the year 7-10 audience (including our students from the special unit)and they were engaged the entire time-that’s super impressive! Q & A follow up was fantastic! Kids said it was ‘Great...awesome...really good....sick!’ Supports our PE/PD/Health , Society and Culture, Anti bullying and Welfare Programs.
School Counsellor Orara High School
Spot on with issues encountered by our year 7 students and that will challenge them over the next few years. Students were engaged and responsive throughout. Thank you for the interactive post performance activities that I was able to distribute to teachers. Lovely professional young actors.
Psychologist- Copperfield College
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Cyber Safety/Cyber Bullying/Social Websites/Texting/Exclusion, Yrs 7-10 more info
Overwhelmingly positive response! High level of concentration interaction and pleasure from the audience. Engaging, informative! Fresh, up to date script and perfect blend of education and entertainment tailored to address youth issues of 2014. Show is vibrant, music brilliant and soundtrack slick! Q & A at the end was a real eye opener about the realities of cyber bullying and supports our Positive Psychology and Resilience Programs.
Adelaide High School
Highly recommended! Relevant and up to date. Students really empathised with the characters and scenarios. Excellent Q & A that engaged the students in sensitive topics and important content with humour . Actors were friendly, approachable, organised, punctual and passionate about their message. Supports our Anti bullying and Cyber Safety, Pastoral Care, English, Drama and Humanities curriculum. 10/10.
St Aloysius College Adelaide
Highly recommended! Content was relevant and informed the students of the dynamics involved in bullying and gave helpful strategies. Thoroughly enjoyable! Actors were personable and professional. Supports our Personal Development, Restorative practices and Anti bullying policies. 10/10.
Psychologist - Melbourne Grammar
Amazing! Well done! Great interaction with the kids! Students gained a good understanding of the content and concepts covered. Students faces during the discussion inferred that it had really struck a chord. Discussion of consequences was excellent. Young actors were confident, friendly, flexible and professional and are great role models who present really relevant information. Highly recommended! Thank you!
Urrbrae High School
Thought provoking, engaging, appropriate, identifiable references, clever content and well researched. Students very attentive and enjoyed the humour but still got the subtleties of the cyber bullying themes. Students were involved with the characters and found them believable. Actors were adaptable playing a variety of roles, picked up on the culture of the students and conducted a valuable Q & A. Highly recommended! 10/10. \
Mount Waverly Secondary College
Great to have a story rather than ‘do this’ or ‘do that’...... seeing a performance makes it easy to understand...... It was really ‘moving’..... the music interpretation was awesome....the voiceovers were really effective....great characters...bullying effects other people’s lives....fabulous play.....very entertaining.....looking forward to their next one.....fast changes were amazing.... liked the way they stayed in character and focussed..... story line was very appropriate....good job....helps us understand what bullying really is and how it affects people.....100/10...yes that's right. 100/10.
Students Ogilvie High School
Imaginative way of portraying real life issues and universal life lessons that affect young people: manipulation, relationships, peer pressure, cyber bullying. Great advice: keep a copy of messages, report buttons, don’t divulge passwords or personal information. Very professional performance! Even though students were sitting on the floor they were attentive and engaged. Highly recommended!
Yolla District High School
Highly engaging, insightful, amusing, entertaining performance with relevant language, issues and messages. Strong actors that displayed intense emotions and reactions. Really excellent work. Supports out bullying and Harassment policy, My Friends Youth, Pastoral Care. Highly recommended! 10/10.
Cranbourne Secondary College
Performance was well paced, relevant, funny and tackled real issues facing teenagers. Topical references to pop culture gave it an extra degree of realism and students certainly enjoyed not being patronised or pandered to. Really had the students hooked from start to finish. Talented, polite, friendly, professional, convincing actors. Support material superb-students learnt even more about ‘what goes on’. Deconstruction at the end was handled extremely well. Supports Pastoral Care, Anti-bullying, ICT, Humanities, Religious Studies, Health and Physical Education. 10/10.
Concordia College Adelaide
Brilliant! Very professional, engaging, appealing, enjoyable, humorous, natural and hard hitting! Popular culture references were awesome, excellent music, props and fantastic acting skills! Highly recommend it cause most of our students don’t get to experience live performances and they loved it and really got the message! It gave an insight into empathy and what goes on in secondary school regarding social groups, ICT issues and reinforced messages in an excellent Q & A.10/10.
Willunga High School Adelaide
Verbal Combat was wonderful and engaging and dealt with the subject of bullying in a way that was ‘punchy’ and in a far superior way to what we could do here at school. Highly recommended. Entertaining. More beneficial than just talking about bullying.
Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Vic.
Fantastic! Students loved the show and were truly engaged throughout. Totally engrossing for the students, teachers wanted to stay too! 'Debrief' afterward was great, with students' questions handled effectively and appropriately. The follow-up sheets are excellent, especially the 'Bully Simulation Game'. This is VERY powerful. Dovetails into our Health curriculum and Pastoral Care themes of bullying, cyberbullying and resilience. Could not fault the actors, highly recommended, 10/10!
Sacred Heart College, Geelong
I enjoyed the performance! It showed the effects of bullying, both short and long term, in an easy and entertaining way. It made us think on a deeper level about the effects of bullying. The play re-acted a teenager's normal life at school, I learnt a lot from it! 10/10!
Students, All Saints College, St Peter's Campus
Best I've seen. Follow up material spurned 2 extra lessons of discussion and activities. Highly recommended. 10/10.
St Margaret's Anglican Girls School
Gave students a clear message about bullying and its consequences. Actors were brilliant in encapsulating the characters and getting a clear message across to students. Question time at the end is a wonderful addition. 10/10.
Oberon High School, Geelong
Appreciated updated version of show with references to facebook, mobile phones etc.
St Ursula's College, Toowoomba
Very realistic and specific to what goes on in schools all the time. Students were very engaged in the performance. Supports our bullying / cyber bullying policies. 10/10.
Ingham State High School
Students were extremely engage. The language and quick plot was essential. It is important to use drama as a medium to portray such vital and powerful messages. Addressed a lot of issues year 8 experience. Eye catching back drops. Also tackled the issue of facebook well. Highly recommended!"
Avila College, Mt Waverley
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Cyber Safety/Cyber Bullying/Online Reputation/Alienation, Yrs 7-11
Powerful presentation of real world situations. Students clearly enjoyed the performance because it is so relevant to their lives. Addressed on-line bullying, cyber bullying including You Tube,, computer games and safety. Effective enthusiastic acting. Would highly recommend this resource to other schools!
Richmond High School
Brainstorm always have great shows and performers! Highly effective, engaging ,clever way to incorporate many issues connected with the misuse of social media resulting in bullying and the effects on individual groups and beyond. Especially the legal ramifications of people’s actions. Supports Anti bullying and social media and internet policies. Would always recommend Brainstorm! 10/10.
St Patricks College Sutherland
Excellent! Successfully addressed a number of current issues faced by all ages with social media, photos posted, trust and the involvement of police in cases of cyber bullying. Highly recommended 10/10.
St Benedict’s College Brisbane
Awesome fantastic actors! Well organised and scripted! Students loved it and made them consider their own behaviours. Relevant content delivered in a context/mode that is easily accessible and effective. 10/10.
Trinity Anglican College Cairns
Audience was enthralled! Strong messages and interesting themes and techniques-very relatable to students lives. Great use of sets, props, convention, storytelling, and sound scapes to drive the story. Awesome use of mime to portray the sequences involving social media. 10/10.
Gordonvale State High School
Loved the multimedia, use of teen related technology and issues. Students were 100% attentive, found it entertaining and could relate to the topic. Good advice to students regarding posts on Facebook, Snapchat regarding future employment. Supports our Values Education, Cyber Bullying policy - could apply to any curriculum area! 10/10.
Atherton State High School
Highly recommended! Audience was highly engaged, responsive, interested and enjoyed it immensely. Humorous, great plot and storyline with relevant and appropriate themes. Very professional actors who were well presented, punctual and appropriate. 10/10.
Sydney Boys High
Wow!! Awesome! Great! Inspirational! Really entertaining! Learnt lots! Thanks! 10/10.
Students - Ilim College
Highly recommended! Students were very receptive and deeply emotionally involved and reflected on the characters and storyline. I honestly think that this was one of the best methods at our school yet, in conveying age appropriate messages involving important aspects of teenagers living in the western world. They were totally involved and really enjoyed the production.10/10.
Australian International Academy
Have never seen our year 10 group so engaged and entertained! Production dealt with serious issues in a way that was accessible and very cool! Very impressed with your brilliant young actors: organised, punctual and well presented. Great follow up activities with links to ‘socio-technological addiction and abuse and cyber safety. 10/10.
Good Counsel College
Tight seamless, engaging, relevant production! Young actors communicated very well with the students during the Q& A. Supports Program Achieve, Personal Development Program, Cyber Safety, privacy laws, gaming, family dynamics and friendship issues. Well done!
Brisbane Boys College
Professional talented actors! Well performed, stimulating, informative, relevant communication and language. Supports English, Humanities, Responsible use of IT, Personal Development, Pastoral Care. RE, Media, Anti Bullying programs.
Mount Maria College Brisbane
Students said ‘Thank you miss for organising this performance. It was excellent! I would highly recommend Brainstorm to other schools. Really engaging! Supports our PDHPE, Welfare Programs, anti violence and Anti bullying policies perfectly.10/10.
Tweed River High School
Professional, entertaining, thought provoking and educational. Students responded really well with questions at the end. Supports PDHPE and Wellbeing. Thank you!
Holy Spirit College Lakemba
Brilliant performers, issues and themes. Well researched and regularly updated. Allows students to think before they act. Actors delivered and portrayed the messages clearly in an entertaining way! Great support material-we will be completing our ‘digital contracts’ and discussing the issues further. Thank you! Actors were young, fantastic, talented and polite. Wouldn’t change a thing! 10/10.
St Albans Secondary College Melbourne
Thank you so much for being part of such a fantastic organisation and providing such a relevant service to schools. Blake and Rachel were fantastic and the learning for students was very powerful! We had a follow up session with our kids in class which gave them a chance to discuss the issues brought up in the show. Thank you!
The Geelong College
Students engrossed! Great age appropriate learning resource that I would highly recommend to other schools. Students engaged for the entire performance and really related to the characters. A number of issues relevant to all students and families were explored in a real and entertaining way, especially the cyber bullying theme. Outstanding acting-very convincing. Well done! Thank you! 10/10.
Georges River College Peakhurst
Highly polished performance that held the attention of all year 10 because it was interesting, engaging, and the message was clear without being too explicit or overt. Very convincing and clever! Really good, appropriate personal story that was a reality check for students who asked quality questions at the end. They enjoyed the humour but got the message! 10/10.
William Clarke College
Students loved it! Relevant, interactive, engaging with a great balance of humour and drama. Appropriate social issues for first world students and 100% convincing. Great messages about cyber bullying and harassment as well as lots of helpful incidental information. Fantastic Q & A. Polite, enthusiastic, punctual young actors.
Bracken Ridge State High School
Incredible acting and professionalism, well done! Supports our cyber bullying, harassment, stranger danger and communication skills curriculum. Performance was fast moving, contemporary, well aimed at our students with issues they encounter every day. Highly recommended!
Picnic Point High School
I learnt that one email can cause a domino effect and emotions and troubles." "It made me aware of what bullying can do to someone mentally and physically as well." "It helped me to become a smarter person by becoming more aware about bullying, funny at times but also shocking." "I learnt that mistakes are made easily and the best ways to fix it.
Students, Golden Grove High School
Follow up material is thorough and detailed. We are incorporating it into our follow up activities. Supports our health education curriculum, esmart school policy. Excellent script used language and situations that students recognised and identified with. Great pace and engery. Backing track enriched the impact by extending the range of characters who's voices were heard. Highly recommended!
The Friends School
Fantastic resources for follow-up! Supports IT, Christian Studies and Behaviour policies. The performance was right on the mark in regards to addressing the issues our students are facing with 'modern technology'. Highly recommended!
Faith Lutheran College
Supports our Pastoral Care, Safe practices and ICT policy. Great job in holding the intensity of the show! It's very believable and real. Actors were very impressive people. Thank you.
St Dominic's Priory College
Students responses - 'highly entertaining', 'relevant to my daily life'. The message was well delivered within an entertaining framework. Students attention was excellent, thus they were very engaged. The saw the significance of the storyline and thought aspects were funny, enjoyed it. However the performance still maintained the serious message. Highly recommended!
Sacred Heart College Senior
Fantastic! To the point. Great story - real life implications. Supports our Personal and Social Development Education policies. Highly recommended!
Highly recommended! Quality of performance was fantastic. Student responses were positive, they seemed to really be engaged during the performance.
University High School
Fantastic, really captivating and very professional. Supports our Cyber wellbeing and pastoral care curriculum. Highly recommended!
Catholic Regional College, Caroline Springs
Excellent, cool, relevant, interesting and entertaining. Highly recommended!
Students, Craigslea State High School
Students were 100% engaged throughout the performance. Supports our social media, cyber bullying, acceptable use of technology and legal aspects of technology. actors were very professional!
St Patrick's College, Sutherland
Awesome! A-grade actors. Keep up the good work. Really engaging. Excellent acting and story line. Highly recommended!
Mountain Creek State High School
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Bullying/Aggression/Conflict Resolution/Empathy/Safety/Resilience/Student Wellbeing, Yrs 7-10 more info
Highly recommended! Great acting, funny, engaging, believable, relevant! Loved the interaction with audience – young male actors were great role models that definitely made it easy to teach good morals and explain about harassment and bullying. Supports our Responsible Thinking Process, HPE, Religion and No Bullying policy. 10/10
Holy Spirit College McKay
That was awesome! Should go to all schools, learnt a lot, sometimes funny but then it would get serious, message was really strong! Really makes you empathise with the victim. Slack to take pictures and post them without the person’s permission. That was actually really cool!!!
Students - Gladstone High School
Highly recommend to other schools! Brilliant!! Excellent use of genuine emotion and humour. Extremely relevant! I believe this theatre performance will help students make positive changes in their lives. Addressed very important issues. Very professional! 10/10
Emmanuel Anglican College Ballina
Totally engaged and focussed!!! I believe this performance will help students make sense of their own issues and make them reflect on actual real life behaviours encountered at school giving them a variety of perspectives and outcomes. Actors were highly engaging, professional, funny and dedicated. Great Q&A! 10/10
Kepnock State High School
Performance was dynamic, energetic, well paced, emotive, confronting, appropriate, creative, interesting, entertaining and challenging! Used language and mannerisms that resonated with young teenagers. Great physical strategies! Q&A was a good way of connecting with students and giving factual information. It helped them reflect on their observations and clarify areas of importance. Addressed sexual harassment, treating others with respect and considering the dignity of each person. I think they will make positive changes in their lives because they could relate to the topics and were empathetic when the characters feelings were hurt especially in regards to domestic violence. Juggling gave the students the chance to refocus. Actors were caring young gentlemen - polite yet COOL!!! Positive role models. 10/10
Emmaus College Rockhampton
Highly recommended! Excellent scenarios presented and discussed with solutions provided. Good to see domestic violence and reasons for violent behaviours discussed. Definitely engaged students in a way that will help them make positive changes in their lives - good to see strategies to control behaviour actually demonstrated. Very pointed and addressed all relevant aspects of the issues. Actors were great role models. Supports Life Skills, RE, PDHPE, Anti bullying, Peer Support, Choices, Resilience and Welfare. 10/10
Holy Trinity School Inverell
Awesome. Educational. Bullying affects people mentally, physically and emotionally. Treat everyone equally and respect people. If you bully people they don’t respect or trust you.
St Joseph’s East Gosford – Students
Brilliant! A succinct, professional presentation of school life affecting students and teachers. Thank you!
Grafton High School
Very impressed! A great look at not only the effects of bullying but also the causes and more importantly the strategies to control aggression or bullying tendencies. Highly recommended!
Mount Lilydale Mercy College
Very entertaining! The students were able to identify with the problems the characters were facing and causing. Question time was excellent, the actors engaged with the students so well.
Fantastic, 100% engagement from students! The content was very real and students can relate to the situations. The dialogue was excellent. Supports our anti-bullying, no harassment, welfare, no teasing policies and curriculum areas. Highly recommended.
Batemans Bay High School
Absolutely spot on! Students appreciated the excellent characterisations and loved the injections of humour. The students contributed well to the after-performance discussion and clapped loudly at the end of the performance! The actors portrayed teenage behaviour very well. Linked to our anti-bullying, socialisation skills, relationships components of Pastoral Care and PE/Health and our Hands Off policy. Good combination of humour, advice, law and deeper emotion. Rich characterisation. Reinforced our concerns about cyber bullying. Dealt with desensitising, adrenalin and instinct 10/10.
I will definitely use this production every year from now on! An extremely powerful method for combating bullying in schools. Exceptional - normally a restless group they were totally engaged!
Cessnock High School, N.S.W.
As a school we continue to be impressed with the ‘Sticks and Stones’ performance and see it as a valuable part of our school anti-bullying policy. Our students relate very well to the scenarios presented as being ‘real life’. Thank-you.
Marsden State High School, QLD.
Well planned, engaging. As always with Brainstorm Productions a very professional presentation. Highly recommended!
Millicent High School, S.A.
Best I’ve had the pleasure to see - pertinent questioning. Very well received. Highly recommended!
Rose Bay High School, TAS.
The production of ‘Sticks and Stones provided an excellent experience for the students for themes of rules, rights and responsibilities in Term 1. The pre-performance and follow-up material provided an excellent teaching resource.
South Yarra Primary School, Vic.
Students were engaged. Great range of dramatic styles used to develop characters, tension & situations. Supports whole school anti- Bullying policy.
Macgregor State High School, QLD.
10/10. Actors were good & I also thought the debriefing & discussion afterwards was good. I hadn't seen this performance for a few years so it's good to see the updated version includes cyber bullying.
Carmel College, QLD.
Highly recommended! John & Tyler touched on issues that many of our students experience daily. Their interaction was terrific. Helped with self esteem, personal development, anger management, behaviour in & out of class. Supports our Welfare, Health, Ed QLD anti bullying policy.
Morayfield State High School, QLD.
Highly recommended. 10/10! I saw this performance a couple of years ago and still enjoyed it. The messages are very clear but the presentation makes it really interesting for the students. Supports our antibullying curriculum.
Calvary Christian College, QLD.
Highly recommended. 10/10! Maintaiined the audiences attention & kept students engaged. It was highly relevant for this age group & for starting high school. Supports our anti-bullying & Positive Learning Environment. Very professional & questioned students well.
Flagstone State High School, QLD.
Highly recommended. 10/10! Realistic approach, suitable dialogue & situations. Students loved the juggling. Supports our PDHPE, English, Peer support, mentoring program. We used the follow up activities in mentoring with all yr7 students.
Tweed River High School, N.S.W.
Highly recommended. 10/10! I thoroughly enjoyed it and it seemed as though our students did too. The level of discussion at the end of the performance showed that the students were engaged and took on board the key messages. Supports our bullying, cyber - bullying curriculum.
Cranbourne Secondary College, VIC.
Highly recommended. 10/10! Both gentlemen were outstanding. The perfect combination of humour & addressing serious issues. Follow up resources were very useful. Supports our Pastoral Care.
John Therry Catholic High School, N.S.W.
This was an excellent, timely performance with a mixture of drama & comedy to ease the tension for the students (this was palpable). The students were mesmorised throughout. Bravo! It only takes one person who cares to change a childs life. Very informative and well directed to the year level. Supports our Bullying policy and health education.
Mowbray College, VIC.
Highly recommended. The harder issues were subtely presented such as domestic violence & homophobia, but clearly so that students picked up on it. The scenarios presented were thought provoking and subverted students tendencies at times to laugh.
Noble Park Secondary College, VIC.
Highly recommended! Very relevant & appropriate to the aim of the session. Good situations i.e example of bullying, follow up suggestions & final session (Q&A) allowed students to verbalize their responses and follow up procedures. It was well performed, clear in articulation and hard paced. I liked the way it showed issues (bullying, father-son, relationships with women) rather than told them. The issues emered through the performance (actions&dialogue).
Patrician Brothers Fairfield, N.S.W.
Highly recommended! Anything that can entertain 200 students sitting on the floor must be good. Very entertaining. Supports our Bullying / Conflict resolution/ welfare curriculum.
Cecil Hills High School, N.S.W.
Cyber Safety/Cyber Bullying/Online Reputation/Alienation, Yrs 7-11 more info
NEW FOR 2018, more testimonials coming soon!
A very clever performance! A very strong message and topical for this year group [year 9]. Supported our pastoral care, bullying/cyberbullying and appropriate use of ICT policies/curriculum. Students were very engaged and feedback was positive. Highy recommended. 10/10
Emmaus Catholic College
Students were interested and engaged the whole time! The plot was realistic and relatable, the language was believable and authentic. A great message, and the discussion at the end helped develop their understanding of cyber safety and cyberbullying. Actors were excellent!
Warners Bay High School
Students were very responsive and engaged. The performance explored the issue of cyberbullying and the consequences of its use to hurt and humiliate people. Highly recommended! 10/10.
Holy Cross College, Ryde
The performance was entertaining, and messages were clear and helpful. The issue presented is a community issue - it's great that we are educating our kids on this subject and encouraging them to take responsibility. Great actors - they are clearly passionate about what they do and the messages they are presenting. 10/10.
Parent, The Ponds High School
Students were attentive, a very positive result! The performance was really engaging and spoke to the students on their level. Highly recommended. 10/10.
Teacher, The Ponds High School
The response from students was very positive - they were engaged and interested. I am sure they were thinking about the messages afterwards. The actors were excellent, very professional! To be honest this performance supported our policies around all aspects of behaviour at school. Highly recommended. 10/10.
MacArthur Anglican School
Very impressed with their professionalism! Great range of characters and impeccable timing, very impressed with the calibre of the delivery. Content was highly relevant and useful. Important lessons and great concepts that are relatable. Students were highly engaged for the duration of the show and gave thoughtful responses in the discussion, which conveyed much useful information. Highly recommended. 10/10
Kingswood High School
The students watched and listened intently. They asked a lot of pertinent questions at the end of the performance which indicated they were reflecting on the issues raised. I think the content was highly relevant to their own experiences and emerging identities. Valuable debrief and discussion at the end. Highly recommended! 10/10
Sylvania High School
Risk Taking/Safe Partying/Drugs/Alcohol/Choices/Resilience/Student Wellbeing, Yrs 9-12 more info
A one man show that had 170 year 9’s wrapped up in the story line . It was emotionally challenging, relevant, thought provoking, believable and entertaining. Thank you! Supports Welfare and PDHPE. Very worthwhile.
Blakehurst High School
Terrific performance! Very relevant to my year 10 Drama class. Very well presented, included some audience participation. Highly recommended!
Messages were clear - don't drink and drive, smoke, take drugs and consider the choices you make. It was serious and funny, entertaining, meaningful, informative and relevant. Highly recommended!
Wellington Secondary College
Highly recommended! The performance was outstanding, voices 'brilliant', pace excellent, dialogue appropriate, students were engaged. 10/10!
Mercy Catholic College
Fantastic! Even had the hard core misbehavers enthralled and connected. The actor engaged all students and staff from the first second of the performance. Outstanding
Burwood Girls High School
Excellent, realistic issues. Supports our risk taking, safe partying policies. The knowledge and message in the discussion at the end was exemplary. Highly recommended, 10/10!
Students were completely captivated and enjoyed the performance. They reacted appropriately during the different scenes. Supports our pastoral care and student wellbeing. Highly recommended!
Really powerful. I had no idea about the real effects of alcohol and marijuana. Your choices impact your life in a massive way. MADE A BIG IMPRESSION!
Students, Luther College
Captured our attention from the beginning! Entertaining for all students who related in various ways-empathy with the characters, laughing at appropriate moments. Great post discussion! Students liked the soundtrack and the audience participation. Thank you!
Sydney Boys High School
Audience was enthralled! Could hear a pin drop! Fantastic performance, very impressive indeed. Excellent content tailored well to the audience. Characters were easy to relate to and it was great to see some clever audience participation. 10/10.
Cheltenham Girls High School
Talented actor who is always welcome at our college! Audience was extremely respectful and attentive during the performance and feedback session, a good indication that they were not only entertained but could also relate to the issues presented. Follow up material is great. 10/10! Thank you!
St Mary Mackillop College, ACT
Highly recommended! A very good actor who really gets the point across. Nice guitar work! More please! Well done! Thank you! 10/10.
Trinity Catholic College
Engaging, enjoyable, informative, age appropriate comments and themes that relate to teenagers everyday issues. Great post discussion and questioning. Thank you!
Corpus Christie High School
Awesome! Highly engaging, solid message about the choices we make. James is a highly skilled performer. Program supports Religious Education and PDHPE. Follow up activities are very good, really appropriate. Your service is always great, very efficient. Thank you! 10/10.
St Pauls Kempsey
Appropriate and engaging! The students could identify with the characters and really follow the decision making issues raised. The performance is relevant and current with what is happening in the media now.
St Patrick's College Sutherland
Made me think about my choices, informed us about the dangers of drugs and making a wrong choice. The consequences sorta hit you in the face! REALITY CHECK!"
Students, Flagstone State Community College
Very slick! Precise timing. A talented study and mimic of teenagers and their speech, mannerisms and attitudes. Supports our PDHPE units, RAP and Religious Education. Students loved that they were entertained and taught at the same time. 10/10!
St John's College, Dubbo
Outstanding performance, highly professional, clear message without being patronising. Students were thoroughly engaged from the outset. Supports our pastoral care policies. Highly recommended, 10/10!
Highly recommended! Very positive experience for students. Very insightful and great to see it from a different perspective. 10/10!
Brisbane Bayside Secondary College
Entertaining, talented performer who engaged the students with comedy and drama. Discussion was informative, controlled and thought provoking. Supports our Pastoral Care Policy. Thank you!
St Pauls High School Booragul
Cheap Thrills is relevant, dynamic, very funny, touching, real, highlighted social problems, brilliantly scripted and acted!
Black wood High School, SA
Highly recommended! Very enjoyable and highly relevant. Excellent presentation which really brought the issues to the attention of the students in a powerful and believable way. Clear message without preaching.
Our Lady of the Southern Cross College
10/10! Excellent performance, very believable, very topical. Students totally engaged. Highly recommended!
Bishop Druitt College
A humorous way to deliver an important message! Great way to get students talking and thinking. They liked that they were not told not to do something, rather the performance made them think. The message was clear without preaching to the audience. The actor was professional and did an AMAZING debrief - very thorough. 10/10!
St Ursula's College, Toowoomba
Highly recommended! Engaging, powerful, relevant, helpful, thought-provoking.
Ipswich State High School, QLD
Highly recommended! Well presented, entertaining, organised. Lots of great issues. Timing, acting and music were superb.
Mount St Patrick College - Murwillumbah, NSW
Captured and held students attention throughout the show - engaging and worthwhile - relevant issues.
Reservoir District Secondary College, VIC
Highly recommended! We are so impressed with the consistent quality of Brainstorm Productions. Topical, well produced and researched plays.
St Clare's College, ACT
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Mental Health/Exam Stress/Anxiety/Depression/Resilience/Student Wellbeing, Yrs 10-12 more info
Engaging! Educational! Extremely positive response from the audience. Important, worthwhile information about pastoral care. Actors were professional and engaged well with the audience in the Q & A. Thank you!
St Leos College Sydney
Extremely relevant to where our students are currently at. Good to highlight positive and negative coping strategies and the impact stress and decisions have on their lives. Good for visual students who struggle to look into their future. Engaging, professional and well pitched. Highly recommended!
Davidson High School
Highly recommended! All students were fully engaged and very responsive to issues and relatable stories. Addresses Welfare and student support in the areas of emotional issues, depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks. 10/10.
Sefton High School
Amazing show! Couldn’t fault it! Loved the content and performers. Totally positive responses from every single student. Outstanding performance in every aspect! An absolute highlight of this year. You cannot better a ‘Perfect Production! Supports student wellbeing and engagement and Health Education. 10/10.
Taylors Lakes Secondary College
Highly recommended! Students were drawn into the story and thoroughly enjoyed it. Found it confronting but informative. Actors were really friendly pleasant and professional. Supports our Pastoral care, Mental Health and Careers Curriculum. Thank you!
Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta
Appropriately and realistically highlights the adolescent issues and a range of options available to help young people cope. Helped to normalise mental illness, final year pressures, coping mechanisms, welfare and mental health issues. Students were keen to contribute in the Q & A. Amazing performers who were punctual, enthusiastic and fantastic as always. 10/10.
Cranbourne Secondary College
Engaging... cool... funny... well done especially dual storyline....good music...good demonstration of what people go through....entertaining....interactive!
Students - Wellington Secondary College
Highly recommended! Audience was captivated and responsive! Engaging, pertinent, clever staging and music. Supports our policies on Personal organisation, planning, building coping mechanisms and goal setting + English and Peer Support. 10/10.
Newcomb Secondary College
Students loved it so much! They were inspired to invite the performers to attend our drama showcase the following week! A great way to raise important issues like depression or drug use while also demonstrating excellence in performing skills. The actors worked hard. It was money well spent!
Blacktown Girl's High School, NSW
Very enjoyable.” "Worthwhile." "Provided some ideas to deal with stress." "Gave you solutions to problems.”
Hawthorn Secondary College - Students, VIC
Great!" "Realistic!" "Can't believe 2 seconds can change your life!" "Fantastic storyline!
Mary Mackillop College - Students, VIC
Perfect for this year group! Stress HSC pressure is real for year 12's and this production showed relevant strategies to dealing with these issues. Extremely worthwhile viewing!
St Joseph's Catholic College, East Gosford NSW
Highly recommended! Great educational/moral values. Entertaining and captivating. Great use of props and scene changes. Very relevant. Great. So true. Funny!
Tamborine Mountain State High School, QLD
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