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'
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
Excerpt from our past Book Week in Schools production:
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.
English, The Arts (Drama, Music, Dance), Humanities & Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education
Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding
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
For further learning and student interaction there will be a post-performance Q&A which will provide your students with the opportunity to explore some of the key questions connected to the learning points. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for your students to ask questions online with our actors and creative team.
With your own individual school login, the live-on-film performance will be available for your whole school to watch on the date of your scheduled incursion.
The Virtual Incursion program package will also include a range of hands-on educational tools with online interactive games, classroom and home-based activities and teacher resources as a tool to extend the learning. These tools are available to access for the rest of the school year to provide continued learning at school or at home.
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
Captured Live-on-Film our Book Week in Schools Virtual Incursion is educational and interactive for both students and teachers to be engaged throughout.
The performance is captured live-on-film with multi-cameras and in high definition, meaning everyone watching will be doing so from the best seat in the house.
The live-on-film performance will include interactive segments where there will be ‘Pause Zones’ to answer quizzes, complete activities, physical challenges and have guided discussions to dig deep and embed the key learning points while keeping students active and engaged - while also having great fun!
Hosting a Perform Education Virtual Incursion means your whole school can be involved whether having a large group viewing, classroom by classroom sessions, or even with individual students included from home.
Tour Dates 2020
Available to schedule from Monday 27th July to Friday 18th September, 2020
55 minute session made up of
45 minute viewing time – includes 30 minute live on film performance with 15 minute ‘pause zone’ activities throughout
10 minute post performance Q&A
Meet the Actors & Director:
Schedule a separate live-stream session for your school Q&A
Junior version (Grades P – 2)
General version (Grades P – 3/4 or mixed)
Senior version (Grades 5 – 6)
Call or email our friendly Bookings team to get a tailored quote for your school.
LOCK IN YOUR 2020 DATE BEFORE THE END OF TERM 1 TO BE IN THE RUNNING TO WIN A $200 VOUCHER FROM THE CHILDREN'S BOOKSHOP