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Primary Years Bundle

$35.00

Select any three publications from our curated list of text suggestions for Primary Classrooms.

All texts can be used in conjunction with teaching and learning the elements of drama, and as part of an integrated curriculum unit.

Drum Roll Please... It's Stevie Louise by Tanya Hennessy

Meet Stevie Louise; entrepreneur, entertainer, and professional.

The Riddle of Washpool Gully by David Morton

"Knowing what it looked like made it seem far less frightening, and far more curious."

Wilbur the Optical Whale by Karen Lee Roberts

Help Wilbur and his best friend Cecil stand up to their mean, starfish bullies!

*Auslan interpretations are provided alongside the script for hearing impaired viewers.

Kaatijin Volume 2 by Andrea Fernandez & Zac James

A collection of Dreaming stories from various countries around the world.

Kaatijin Volume 1 by Ian Wilkes and Zac James

Published as part of the Kaatijin collection.

Dear Adults... by Virag Dombay & Harry Fritsch

Why won't the grown-ups listen to me?

Description

 

Drum Roll Please It’s Stevie Louise by Tanya Hennessy 

*DIGITAL PUBLICATION

THEMES: Friendship, Confidence, Growing Up
LENGTH: 60 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS:
Meet Stevie Louise. She is an entrepreneur (that’s like a business person), an entertainer (obviously), and an extrovert on the inside (wait, is this a thing?). Stevie has a BRILLIANT PLAN. She’s going to have fun, make money, and most importantly, make sure the Brooke Street kids stay best friends forever. A new neighbour arrives and threatens to derail all Stevie’s plans. But the show must go on. After all, Stevie is a professional.

 

 

 


 

The Riddle of Washpool Gully by David Morton

*DIGITAL PUBLICATION

GENRE: Magical Realism, Contemporary Puppetry
THEMES:
Australian Mythology, Family, Land Protection
LENGTH: 60 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: 3
SYNOPSIS:
Far beyond the outskirts of the big city, near a tiny town that nearly everyone forgot, lay a dry creek bed of no special significance. Once upon a time it had been called Washpool Gully. But the world had moved on from insignificant things, and no one had time for dry creek beds. Except in Washpool Gully something was stirring. Shaken by the rumble of engines and darkening of the sky, something long asleep had decided to wake up.

 

 


 

Wilbur the Optical Whale by Karen Lee Roberts

*DIGITAL PUBLICATION

GENRE: Auslan Interpreted Story
THEMES:
Bullying, Friendship, Overcoming Differences
LENGTH: 45 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: 9
SYNOPSIS:
Wilbur and Cecil feel like the odd fishes out in their home under the sea. It doesn’t help that the Starfish Meanies are always out to try and hurt their feelings. Over games of Hide and Seaweed and Foam Ball, the audience helps Wilbur and Cecil stand up to their bullies, and even become friends in the end! All it takes is being brave, and taking a stand to be the bigger fish!

 

 


 

 

Kaatijin Volume 2 by Andrea Fernandez & Zac James 

GENRE: Dreamtime Stories, Cultural Narratives
THEMES: Land Knowledge, Creation/Dreaming Stories, Noongar Language
LENGTH: 45 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Djinda Kaatijin (to understand stars) Andrea Fernandez and Zac James is a collection of Dreaming stories from various countries around the world.Bilya Kaatijin (which means “Fresh Water Knowledge” in Noongar) by Zac James is the fourth and final story in Yirra Yaakin’s Kaatijin series for young people.

 

 


 

 

Kaatijin Volume 1 by Ian Wilkes and Zac James 

GENRE: Dreamtime Stories, Cultural Narratives
THEMES: Land & Fire Knowledge, Creation/Dreaming Stories, Noongar Language
LENGTH: 45 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Based on the creation stories in and around the Perth metropolitan area, the Kaatijin collection includes Noongar language, puppetry, masks and exciting and engaging ways for primary-aged children to understand the spiritual and practical application of fire, caring for country, environmental sustainability, cultural awareness and what it means to be a strong, centred individual learning about the world.

 

 

 


 

Dear Adults by Virag Dombay and Harry Fritsch

*DIGITAL PUBLICATION

GENRE: Verbatim Theatre, Devised Theatre 
THEMES:
Acceptance, Appreciation & Gratitude, Mother & Daughter Relationships Youth, Agency, Authenticity
LENGTH: 60 minutes 
NO. OF CHARACTERS
: Large Cast
SYNOPSIS:
Based on real-life stories and perspective from young people aged 6-18, the verbatim theatre work Dear Adults… shares the ideas, concerns and thoughts of young people about the world, and express their opinions which have often been silenced. This thought-provoking work empowers young people with agency and the confidence to ask the burning questions of our next generation.

 

 

 


 

 

Additional information

Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2.5 cm

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