Touring schools nationally in partnership with The Children's Book Council of Australia and celebrating Children's Book Week® 2023!
2023 TOUR DATES:
Mon 31st Jul – Fri 8th Sept
CHILDRENS BOOK WEEK® 2023:
Sat 19th Aug – Fri 25th Aug
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, ACT
Live, in your school
40 minutes + discussion time
General & Senior versions
50 minutes + discussion time
Junior version (P - 2)
General version (mixed grades)
Senior version (5 - 6)
$8.50 (+GST) per student.
If less than 150 students per performance then a flat fee of $1,275 (+GST) will apply.
Or simply call or email our friendly and professional bookings team to begin scheduling your school!
Featuring these 2023 CBCA Shortlisted Books
WAY TOO COOL!
Henry and Marley have been friends since they met at kindergarten, a long time ago now. They’ve been on adventures, shared their hopes and dreams and generally always looked out for each other. But recently something is different. Henry has started avoiding Marley at school. He’s too busy for their usual catch ups on the weekend. He’s not acting the same. In fact – he’s not acting like Henry at all. It turns out Henry has started thinking he’s WAY TOO COOL for any of that stuff. Marley must embark on an adventure to find out what has happened to Henry and how, or even if, she can make things the way they used to be.
Could the answers lie in the books they used to love to share?!
WAY TOO COOL! is a brand new educational musical created to celebrate Children's Book Week® 2023 and celebrate the Children's Book Week® 2023 theme: READ, GROW, INSPIRE.
A highly interactive musical adventure that explores situations every audience member, regardless of their age or background, will be able to relate to. At its heart WAY TOO COOL! is a celebration of the way books and the 2023 CBCA Shortlist can inspire every individual on their journey of personal growth and development. It is also a journey that leads your students, with the characters, through the twists and turns of friendship and mapping out a way to solve their differences using empathy, kindness and a strong sense of humour.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN VERSION:
We provide three different versions of WAY TOO COOL! to suit the year levels watching. You can choose from either; Junior, General or Senior primary versions.
Each version also features a select collection of books specific to their age level. You can see which books are featured in each version here:
English, Health and Physical Education, The Arts (Drama, Music, Dance), Humanities & Social Sciences.
Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding.
Self Esteem, Empathy, Kindness, Friendship, Resilience, Books and Reading
book week in schools 2023
by Craig Christie
Our Book Week performances are seen by over 250,000 students every year!
The CBCA in partnership with Perform! Education.
“We are proud to be partnering with an organisation that brings quality educational productions into Primary Schools, exploring The CBCA Children’s Book Week themes and promoting literature and the joy of reading in an interactive, fun and engaging way,”
- CBCA Chair, Wendy Rapee,
Watch an overview video of what to expect from our LIVE-IN-SCHOOL program:
Check out what the teachers are saying about our programs:
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