AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND BOOK WEEK IN SCHOOLS 2024
by Craig Christie
TERM 2, 2024 TOUR DATES:
Mon 13th May – Fri 17th May
Mon 20th May – Fri 24th May
Mon 27th May – Fri 21st Jun
TERM 3, 2024 TOUR DATES:
Mon 29th Jul – Fri 2nd Aug
Mon 5th Aug – Fri 9th Aug
Mon 12th Aug – Fri 23rd Aug
Live, in your school
40 minutes + discussion time
GENERAL / SENIOR VERSION
50 minutes + discussion time
Junior version (grades 0 - 3)
General version (All year levels or mixed)
Senior version (grades 5 - 8)
$6.00 per student.
If less than 150 students per performance then a flat fee of $900 will apply.
Or simply call or email our friendly and professional bookings team to begin scheduling your school!
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 has changed.Henry has started avoiding Marley at school. He’s too busy for their usual catch ups on the weekend. He’s started dressing differently. 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 made Henry change 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?!
At its heart WAY TOO COOL is a celebration of the way books and the BEST New Zealand Children’s Books of 2024 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 mapping out away 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 age groups watching. You can choose from either; Junior, General or a Senior version.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS (https://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/)
English, The Arts – Drama, Dance, Music – Sound Arts, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences.
Thinking, Using language, symbols, and texts, Managing self, Relating to others, Participating and contributing.
Innovation, inquiry and curiosity; Diversity, Equity, Community and participation; Integrity, Respect
Belonging, Maori Culture, Facing Fears, Connecting to Country, Respecting the Environment, Tenacity, Books and Reading, Writing Stories.
Our Book Week performances are seen by over 250,000 students every year!
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Check out what the teachers are saying about our programs:
"What a fabulous interactive show! Our students could relate to the books as I have had them on display in the school library for the last couple of weeks. The theme was very relevant and our actors Sam and Lydia were amazing."
— Hobsonville School, Auckland