Brainstorm Productions has been awarded top honours at the 2016 STAAR Awards, held as part of the 2016 ‘No 2 Bullying’ Conference. The organisation was presented with the ‘Stop School Bullying Award’ by the 2016 STAAR Awards Committee and the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association for their outstanding range of bullying programs.
Judged by a panel of anti-bullying experts, Brainstorm Productions was chosen for their exceptional commitment to bullying prevention and for their outstanding contribution to anti-bullying education in schools. Brainstorm Productions uses live educational theatre in primary and high schools to connect and enact change with a range of bullying and cyber bullying programs.
“This award is a wonderful accolade for our business. It pays tribute to our hard working team and the hundreds of thousands of students we visit each year.” Said Jenny Johnson, co-founder of Brainstorm Productions.
“Making a difference in children’s lives is at the heart of what we do and our educational theatre programmes have a profound effect when it comes to tackling bullying. Not only for the victims but also for the students who are engaging in these negative behaviours. They can see and feel how it is affecting their victim and learn alternative ways to behave.”
“It’s also incredibly pleasing to see the arts being recognised as an important and powerful educational tool by the STAAR Awards Committee and the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association. This award is true testament to how theatre and harnessing the power of creative learning can be used to help students say NO! to bullying.” Said Jenny.
The No 2 Bullying Strategy To Action Awards Recognition (STARR) honours organisations and projects that aim to address and combat bullying in schools, workplaces and online. The awards are an initiative of the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, a non-Government not-for-profit organisation.
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