Australia:

Book Week in Schools

Touring schools nationally in partnership with The Children's Book Council of Australia

And celebrating the CBCA Book Week 2020 Theme: 'CURIOUS CREATURES, WILD MINDS'

Excerpt from our past Book Week in Schools production: 

Tour Dates 2020:  

Mon 3rd Aug – Fri 11th September


CBCA BOOK WEEK 2020:

Sat 22nd August – Fri 28th August

TOKYO OLYMPICS: 2020:

Fri 24th July – Sun 9th August

Available:
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, ACT

Duration: 
50 minutes, plus 10 minute discussion time

Suitability: 
Junior version (Grades P–2);

General version (Grades P–3/4 or Mixed);

Senior version (Grades 5–6)

Location: 
In your school

Price:  
$7.50 (+GST) per student.
If less than 150 students per performance then a flat fee of $1,125 (+GST) will apply.

BOOK BEFORE THE END OF TERM 4 TO BE IN THE RUNNING TO WIN

A SET OF THE 2020

CBCA SHORT LISTED BOOKS

The Greatest Discovery!

Celebrating Reading & Literacy along with the 2020 OLYMPICS

What’s in the box?  That’s the question on everybody’s lips when students bring to school something they’ve uncovered that has been put in a storage box – in a cupboard, in the shed, at the back of an old second hand store…     Both Claire and Jonno believe they have found something that is sure to be the winner of ‘Greatest Discovery’ on the day.  Is it Jonno whose imagination has run wild or Claire, who has an incredible story to tell, who will win the day?  Get ready to cheer, sing, dance and get involved as these two lovable characters go head to head and everyone rushes along with them towards the moment we hear the announcement of who has made The Greatest Discovery!

 

The Greatest Discovery is a highly interactive incursion where the entire audience will together explore the very best Australian children’s books and the 2020 CBCA Book Week theme: CURIOUS CREATURES, WILD MINDS.  Coinciding with the 2020 Tokyo Games, Book Week in Schools includes exciting elements of Olympic history, along with a selection of the CBCA 2020 Short List Books, encouraging students to engage with reading in an active and energetic manner and reinforcing the idea of inclusiveness and celebration of endeavour rather than competition outcomes.

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CHOOSE YOUR VERSION of The Greatest Discovery!

Junior, General or Senior Primary versions.

LEARNING AREAS: English, The Arts (Drama, Music, Dance), Humanities & Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education

 

GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding

 

THEMES: : Self Worth, Managing Success and Challenges, Personal Strengths, Celebrity Culture, Books and Reading, Olympics

**INCORPORATING A SELECTION OF THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL

OF AUSTRALIA 2020 SHORTLISTED BOOKS**

PLUS A PRE-SHOW BOOK TALK AND POST-SHOW AUDIENCE DISCUSSION

It was the best incursion I have been to.  The layout, the actions, getting the students moving mid performance was a great idea.  The message was invaluable, I have changed my lesson structure around to incorporate the positive messages. Thank you!
West Leeming Primary School, 2019
Fantastic performance with a real life message which is so applicable for children,    Dream Big, be positive, support each other, be persistent, don’t be a dream buster......    A great link to the book week books. Inspiring.     Lots of fun and student engagement.    Thankyou!!
St. John the Baptist Catholic school, 2019
The entire show was brilliant, the cast was amazing and so engaging for the students. The students really took to the stories and it had a great message. Awesome presenters, the best so far!
Coomera Anglican College, 2019