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24 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Theatrical Incursion by Laura Cooney

19 September 2018

Booking a live performance for your school is a big commitment. 

(Experienced arts professional, Laura Cooney, pictured left, provides you with a check list. Laura's own company The Playground Craze, tours into schools nationally)

Laura writes: 

There are many companies offering in-school theatrical experiences and they vary in price, quality and professionalism.  While you can never know for sure until you have actually seen the show, there are questions you can ask to find out if the incursion is the right fit for your school.

Here are some questions you can ask before you book.  Choose those that are most relevant to your situation.

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Chocolate milk aids recovery after sport

18 September 2018

Ok, with school holidays and summer looming, alot of us are thinking of getting fitter.

Here's a fun fact to sweeten your exercise program.

Trial data here

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Don't drink alcohol though! Bad for recovery, repair and can contribute to swelling. Read all the bad news here 

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Last week of term for Vic and Qld!

17 September 2018

Want to book some events before the end of term but need advice re the best events to suit your program? You're welcome to contact us at admin@showsforschools.com.au

We'd be happy to help. No charge.

Image: The Playground Craze in Resilience Rocks - available nationally.

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Developing Resilience - Don't protect children from failure.

16 September 2018

Parents and teachers often try to protect children from the consequences of failure, but in doing so, the children don't learn resilience. The old adage is true. We learn from our mistakes.

Here are a few suggested approaches

1. Don't protect children from low-risk natural consequences.

2. Use the experience of failure as a chance to grow and learn.

3. Remind the child that negative emotions come with failure and that's ok.

4. Give praise for effort but don't give inflated, untrue praise.

More details here

Interested in events around Resilience? Check out what's available on SFS here

Image: #GoodEnough, incursion (VIC)

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End of year celebrations

6 September 2018

As always, it pays to book early if you want a performance for a specific day. We have some Christmas themed shows and everyone wants them on the same days! Book now to get your first choice.

Christmas themed shows

Image: Christmas Puppetry Interactive Performance & Workshop

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Favourite show images of 2018

5 September 2018

We have an occasional series celebrating some of our favourite show images, there's so many to choose from.

We love this pic of The Season by Nathan Maynard. Sadly, finished now.

Find the perfect show for your students by using our Search.

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September. The end of Term 3 is near.

3 September 2018

If you're looking for an event to brighten the end of this term or next, please book soon. Many teachers are already planning well ahead and booking for 2019 already.

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Spring at last!!!

1 September 2018

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Melb Uni Law Revue 2018 - Opens tonight!

30 August 2018

Continuing a decades old tradition of launching fabulous comedians, this year's Revue - The Cake. At The Guild Theatre, Melbourne Uni.

Directed by two of last year's stars - Isabelle Knight and Maddy Savage

And should we mention Isabelle worked with our marketing team??

Go here to buy tickets.

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As Scott Morrison thinks, the education sector wonders

26 August 2018

Scott Morrison is putting together a new cabinet over this weekend. The current Education Minister, Simon Birmingham (image left), a moderate, is at risk of losing both his porfolio and position in cabinet.

We'll find out the answer this week and start predicting the Minister's impact on this vital sector.

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Thinking about incursions and excursions for the rest of the year?

23 August 2018

Search the SFS website using any number of filters.

Maybe start with your postcode and the year level of your students and see what's available to you. 

Or if you have a particular theme, but in a keyword into the search.

Lots of ways to find exactly what you want.

Image: Dätiwuy Dreaming, Musica Viva in Schools (ACT)

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Winter Wild Apollo Bay

22 August 2018

For those of you in Victoria, get down to beautiful Apollo Bay this weekend for the second and final Winter Wild Festival weekend.

SFS went to the first weekend - it was world class. Great free events outdoors, music in the pubs and top bands.

This weekend's theme of Birth sees a brilliant feast of local produce Feastiality made even more delectable by cabaret performances on Friday 24th August. It kicks off with a Bouillabaise, from locally caught seafood, being cooked in a cauldron on the foreshore then meanders to the Mech Hall for more delights.

Enjoy a techno and electronic music extravaganza at Moksha - audience will be bussed to a country property.

Or enjoy Outdoor Cinema.

See all here

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