Sticks & Stones yrs 7-10
Educational theatre that addresses bullying in schools and provides strategies for anger management, conflict resolution and breaking the cycle of violence.
Two energetic young performers explore the different forms of bullying at school, in the street, at home and online.
Toby is falling into destructive patterns of aggressive behaviour. When he meets Joe, he begins to understand how these behaviours have emerged. He develops strategies for impulse control, self-regulation, conflict resolution and assertiveness.
Sticks & Stones encourages students to have empathy and understand that violence and intimidation, invading people’s personal space, and offensive comments about a person's gender, sexuality or race are all illegal and can have serious consequences, both in person and online.
This award-winning show opens up discussion about gender stereotypes and negative patterns of behaviour that can develop through inappropriate modeling from peers, family members, TV, the internet and video games. It examines the link between hormones, the fight/flight response, aggression and violence.
The hard hitting narrative is punctuated with circus skills to demonstrate co-operation and strategies for improving self-control through breath, focus and channelling energy into positive pursuits.
WINNER of an Australian Violence Prevention Award. Seen and enjoyed by over 1.75 million students!
Sticks & Stones yrs 7-10 Bullying Program Covers:
Please Note: This performance contains references to family separation, family violence, bullying and sexual harassment. Teachers please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns about the content as modifications can be made in some cases.
Mind blowing! Students 100% engaged - they said it was awesome!! Great way to address impacts of bullying, aggression and anger on and offline. Relevant and age appropriate. Raised awareness of domestic violence and sexual harassment, and the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour. Young male actors were outstanding role models! 10/10
Griffith High School
Captivating! Girls were empowered and boys thoughtful! 10/10
Telopea Park K-10 School
Brilliant! Very professional! The actors embodied the characters superbly to create a really authentic viewing experience. The characters and their experiences resonated with the students - they remained engaged throughout the entire performance and they could all relate to it. The inclusion of humour provided comic relief while still ensuring the message was conveyed effectively. Gave students ways to deal with tough situations and will certainly impact their decisions in the future! 10/10
St Agnes Catholic High School
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Highly recommended! Thank you for raising the issue of domestic violence and its links to kids ‘acting out’. Students were thoroughly engaged and enjoyed it so much they wanted it to go even longer than the hour. A memorable way for students to relate to issues that will help them make positive changes in their lives. A timely addition to our Antibullying and Welfare Programs. Thank you!!!
Duval High School
Explicitly addressed the entire problem! Complimented our whole school focus on Positive Behaviours! 10/10
Ambarvale High School
Highly recommended! Great presentation of real life issues and situations that are a big part of society today. Gave excellent strategies to deal with bullying and aggression.Excellent conversation about domestic violence and sexual harassment. Thank you!
Gundagai High School
Sticks and Stones showed that even in adverse circumstances, choices for living a better life can be made. Highly engaging, fast moving, topical and relevant. Very professional, seamless telling of a boy’s dysfunctional development and depiction of what constitutes bullying and sexual harassment. Calm young male performers really connected with the students and delivered the message clearly and passed on ownership of the issues to the kids. Very well done!!! 10/10
Yanco Agricultural High School
Highly recommended! Captivating! Engaging! Professional! Dealt with deep, relevant issues: sexual harassment, cyber bullying, bullying, Facebook, domestic violence. It will make students think differently about students who bully. Big eye opener! Supports School values, Respect, Responsible Behaviours, Habits of Mind and Anti-bullying. 10/10
Bowen State High School
Entertaining, engaging, interesting, persuasive and influential. Excellent Q&A and inclusion of audience’s opinions and where to seek help. Excellent suggestions for calming down. Will help them understand how bullying starts and how to deal with it. Great information on sexual harassment and domestic violence. Supports Anti bullying, Pastoral Care, HPE policies. 10/10
Saint Margaret Mary’s College, Townsville