Bullying/Cyber Safety, Yrs K/P-6 (NEW for 2012!) more info
Highly recommended! Actors were great. Props were effective. Students and staff were amused and the messages of cyber safety and not giving in to peer pressure came through clearly. Supports our bullying and restorative justice policies. 10/10!"
Highly recommended! Great, funny, really liked the search for disks. Supports our Health, Child Protection Curriculum. The performance was excellent it engaged students. There were lots of discussions back in the classroom about the meanings of the disks. 10/10!"
Pre-performance storyline was supplied and used. Supports our Health, Personal Safety, Bullying, Honesty and Respect policies. A great production enjoyed by students and adults. Relevant as Friday was anti bullying day."
Highly recommended! Very engaging. The disk of friendship was an excellent link to the continuity of both the story and the interest of the students, they were intrigued to see it appear and they remembered the titles easily! 10/10"
Tyndale Christian School
'Launched in 2012' Cyber Bullying/Digital Citizenship, Yrs K/P-6 more info
Students and teachers, we all loved it and came out buzzing. Professional, captivating, energetic, fantastic, terrific, entertaining and wonderful clear messages. Children related to every issue presented. Supports our Bullying, Cyber safety, H/PD outcomes for developing the whole child, digital citizenship curriculum. We’ve been lucky enough to be receiving your services for more than 10 years now and we continue to look forward to your visits. 10/10!”
Highly recommended! Students were engaged throughout the show. When we got back to class they raved about it. 10/10!”
Highly recommended! Congratulations and well done on an exciting performance. The children were dumb founded by your ideas and costumes. An awesome show! Supports our Computer safety, communication, Anti-bullying, Restorative justice and PDHPE. 10/10!” St Catherine Laboure
Highly recommended! Students were fully engaged. Relevant, clear messages, they liked the interactive actions. Sent very clear messages and useful strategies to deal with bullying. It forced bullies and victims to reflect on their actions. Very valuable question time and discussion at the end. 10/10!” Wheeler Heights Primary School
Highly recommended! Extremely effective, engaging, powerful and interactive. Consolidation of messages during Q&A. Children were laughing, focussed, happy, involved and fascinated. Wow! Superb way to get the message across. Children thought it was ‘awesome and cool’ and felt they became aware of the impact of cyber bullying. Creative, great balance of dancing, singing and acting. Loved the song! Thank you. 10/10!”
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Highly recommended! Very professional, enthusiastic performance which engaged the students and parents present. The performance supported many of our welfare policies and touch all KLA’s. Fantastic follow up resources at the right levels.”
Highly recommended! Concise, important messages shared with students throughout a motivational performance. 10/10!”
Highly recommended! Excellent script and performance from the actors. Students were involved from the beginning. All students were ‘gripped’ and totally attentive. 10/10!”
Highly recommended! Students were enthusiastic in their responses to questions following the performance. Supports our drama, music, welfare and personal development curriculum. Enthusiastic presenters made an engaging and outstanding show for all students. The messages and theme was well received / understood and age appropriate. Thank you!”
Resilience/Emotional Health/Bullying/Sadness/Change, Yrs K-6 more info
Fantastic! Being Brave showed clear demonstration of how to treat other people and make friends. Good step by step instructions about how to deal with bullying - real issues in all schools. Fabulous - I want students to see more of this. The look on their faces during the performance was priceless.”
Great way of describing and reinforcing components of our anti-bullying policy. Just the right amount of humour and serious discussion.”
Excellent message through a very entertaining performance. Captivating! A very good boost to our anti-bullying program.”
It fully supported our classroom activities in which the children have been defining physical, verbal and emotional bullying. Entertaining. Relevant. A positive shared experience.”
Highly recommended! Being Brave is the best performance on resilience and bullying I’ve seen. They clearly thought about the issues by the answers to our discussion questions.”
Bullying/Aggression/Positive Relationships/Cooperation, Yrs K-6 more info
Since the Sticks and Stones performance the number of people I have seen being bullied has decreased. That Brainstorm thing was the best way to get rid of bullying and I think every school should have it. Because of your show, I know how I should control myself and my actions.”
Highly recommended. Sticks and Stones is the best performance I have ever seen on the bullying issue. All children were tuned in and knew what was happening. Some children who would normally be difficult were completely identifying with the characters. Could have heard a pin drop.”
Highly recommended. Sticks and Stones is a very powerful performance that showed the reality of many children’s experiences with bullying; internal struggles, personal hurts, why people bully and parental pressure. Sticks and Stones showed different types of bullying and encouraged bullies to change their behaviour. Loved the acrobats, singing and the ‘getting along’ at the end when the characters become friends.”
Reinforced the legal side. Fighting is not the answer. Integrated CAPA well with bullying. Reinforced the need to talk to someone at school.”
Sticks and Stones was a highly relevant in school performance in that it dealt with difficult issues. Gave the students workable strategies for handling bullying, anger and fear. Thanks!”
Bullying/Respect/Exclusion/Problem Solving/Resilience/Values, Yrs K-6 more info
Highly recommended! Characters were brilliant, believable, and messages were clear and well presented. All elements were covered. Even the year 6 children who aren't the easiest to engage, were engaged and laughing. 10/10."
I learnt that bullying is not nice and if you do it people will do it back to you. We should always be respectful to others."
Students were highly entertained by the performance. Support material is a great stimulus for discussion. Supports our behaviour management policy and school rules."
Wow, the show captivated, engaged and entertained the whole school. Students and staff. Keeping the attention of primary aged kids is always a challenge and this pair of professionals sure stepped up to the plate and hit a home run! Supports our bullying and social emotional learning program."
Highly recommended! Really engaging performance that kept all children focussed on storyline and entertained for the entire time. 10/10!"
Best I’ve seen! Excellent content and script, totally corresponds to DET values and attitudes. Entertaining reinforcement of bullying issues and respect for others and yourself. Children were glued to the performance- 10/10!”
Students responded well to anti-bullying message and felt empowered to stand up for themselves, have empathy and respect. They enjoyed the music, dance and humour. 10/10!"
Very professional, well planned performance, actors were outstanding. Respect is one of our school values and the performance incorporated this value very well."
Highly recommended! Kept all staff and students totally focused and entertained. Loved the emphasis and reinforcement of values we are discussing in class. Thoroughly enjoyable!"
Highly recommended! Entertaining, professional presentation delivering the message of respect, resilience and acceptance of others through drama, dance and music. So engaging for students and teachers. 10/10"
Great role models! Gave simple strategies for conflict resolution, problem solving, assertiveness and having empathy. Loved the CD. Highly recommended!"
The music, dancing and humour engaged the students and teachers. Excellent use of key words to teach students the language of resilience, respect and feelings. Linked to our Personal / Interpersonal Learning and Wellbeing curriculum, and the 'Stop Think Do' program."
Well done! A great range of issues, covered very well, that all children could relate to. Dancing was a real favourite, and students loved the methane gas part! Discussion was good at the end, elicited great responses! Follow-up material was brilliant, we used various activities before the show. Supports Health & Wellbeing, Resilience and no tolerance of bullying. The Brainstorm actors were engaging and very nice people. Really great - don't change it!"
Gave powerful messages about dealing with people - all students able to be involved by singing and doing simple actions. Tied in perfectly with our anti-bullying week. 10/10.”
Entertaining in school performance with strong themes that challenged the students to consider their attitudes to peers. Kids were perceptive to the characters and enjoyed the interaction.”
Values & Respect at school & in Cyber Space / Relationships, Yrs K-6 more info
Very professional! Engaging, clear message. Children identified with issues. Health, wellbeing, civics and citizenship."
Supports our 'treating each other with respect' and ' speak to please, not to tease' policies. The pre / post performance information was excellent and very useful."
It was funny! The magic words are very important if we want something. The show reminded us about using manners!"
Students were engaged throughout. Spontaneous applause on several occasions. Comprehensive material available for pre and post work. Highlighted our school rule 'be respectful'. A polished performance, fast moving. Supported our ongoing messages about bullying and treating others with respect. Highly recommended!"
Excellent presentation, impressive performance. supports our ICT agreement, cyber bullying, positive behaviour policy. Great interaction with students. story, props and costumes. The music at the beginning really helps to capture the attention of those involved. It really drew the more tricky kids in. Highly recommended!"
The Brainstorm Performers were enthusiastic and gained the interest of the children very quickly. The students were very enthusiastic and as shown in follow-up activities, understood the concept. The program fitted in very well with our PD and peer support programs.”
Vibrant, well-paced ‘show’. Great way to teach the values through fun and music, dance, drama, talk etc. Good post/follow up activities provided. Children loved the show and were able to discuss and articulate the values/magic words in follow-up discussions. Brilliant!”
Brainstorm actors were friendly, approachable and professional. Our school has thoroughly enjoyed all in school performances from Brainstorm. A great resource for schools!!!”
Encompassed organisation, getting along, persistence, confidence and resilience.”
"Loved it! Children were engrossed the whole time. Great links with current programs involving nutrition, exercise and decision making."
It fitted in perfectly with our health and values program. Children could relate to all the underlying messages that promote health and thought it was fantastic. Loved it!”
"Sensational! Best show ever at our school. Taught me not to eat junk food all the time. Get up and do stuff!"
Fantastic, talented, enthusiastic actors who obviously put in a lot of effort. Very impressed with the content and follow up Q&A.”
"Dynamic, action packed, kept the kids attention from the moment they walked in. Great messages about issues that have been causing difficulties in class this year - brand names, peer pressure etc."
Cyber Bullying/Exclusion/Friendship/Social Skills Yrs K/P-6 more info
Follow-up material fits really well into PD/H/PE syllabus and covers aspects of the school's core values, drama-creative arts, English - listening and comprehension. The students from K-6 were all engaged in the performance and responded enthusiastically when asked. An excellent performance. Highly recommended!"
The students really enjoyed the performance. Preps took in some of the important messages, especially the shields. It was a great, light hearted presentation, thank you! Supports our cyber safety and anti-bullying policies."
Students were completely engaged throughout the show, loved the music and actions. The expressions on their faces showed how much they enjoyed it. Supports our anti-bullying policy, you can do it and PD/H curriculum. Thank you for presenting a great show that students can relate to and gives them positive ways to react to bullying. Actors were energetic, friendly and flexible. Highly recommended!"
Students were engaged, identified messages clearly, participated, had lots of comments and were full of praise. The follow-up activities were a perfect match for current content on cyber-bullying and building resilience. Supports our health, cyber safety, anti-bullying, wellbeing, arts, drug education, RE, language curriculum. The performance was fantastic, thank you! Actors were brilliant. The performance was so slick and interesting it had students fully engaged the whole time. High energy, messages were constantly reinforced. Highly recommended, 10/10!"
Highly recommended, 10/10! Students loved it -'awesome', 'amazing', 'interesting' '10/10', they were doing the actions and singing the songs and related to the scenarios. We used the follow-up activity 'assertive', 'aggressive', 'passive', it was very relevant. Supports our social skills, cyber bullying, welfare, student engagement, ICT, you can do it, resilience, confidence policies. The performance was just the right length."
Students had high levels of engagement, happy to sing along and participate in the performance. Interactive follow-up material (smartboard) was great. Children enjoyed playing games. Supports our anti-bullying policy and PD/H/PE. Overall it was very entertaining. Students walked away with great anti-bullying strategies. Highly recommended, 10/10!"
Supports our cyber safety and antil bullying policies.Students really enjoed the performance. Preps took in the important messages, especially the shield. Great presentation, thanks!"
Interactive (smartboard) follow up material was great. Children enjoyed playing games and were highly engaged. Supports our anti bullying policy and PD/H/PE. Overall it was very entertaining. The students were highly engaged and walked away with great anti-bullying strategies. Highly recommended, 10/10!"
Students loved it, they related to the scenarios. Using the assertive, aggressive, passive activity was relevant. Supports our social skills, cyber bullying, you can do it, ICT and welfare policies. Highly recommended, 10/10!"
Follow up material is a perfect match for current content on cyber bullying and building resilience. Supports our health, arts, drug education, RE, Language, cyber safety, anti bullying policies. High energy, messages were constantly reinforced. Highly recommended, 10/10!"
Students were completely engaged throughout the show. The expressions on their faces showed how much they enjoyed it. Supports our anti bullying policy and you can do it program. Thank you for presenting a great show that gives students positive ways to react to bullying. Highly recommended!"
Brainstorm actors did a fantastic job! Students responded well to the use of humour. I thought the students were able to draw out the main ideas being taught. The tools given to the students are practical and can be easily implemented."
Really great! Well done, clear, funny. So much enthusiasm by the actors. They included the audience and the kids loved it! Follow-up material is a great resource, helped prepare the students beforehand. Supports our school values and behavioural policy, Health/PE, child protection and wellbeing. Highly recommended, 10+++++! Continue on what you are doing!"
10/10, loved it! Dynamic, really clear message that was relevant and applicable to our children's lives. Children were really engaged. Really supported our existing curriculum - language/terms were accurate. Fabulous follow-up material, lots of ideas and age appropriate. Performers were highly skilled and did a brilliant job!"
The students were engaged by the clever staging and creative script ideas from start to finish. It got a very important message across in a way that the students could relate to."
Teaches us not to be rude and bully". "I liked the shadow play". "I liked doing the song and the dance". "It was great!"
Highly recommended! Delivery was outstanding, message applied to every student, very relevant, linked to real life situations."
Supports our Anti-bullying program, Achieve, Health and PE, and Cyber-safety policies. Acting and use of voices was excellent. The presenters were friendly and knew how to interact with the students."
Highly motivational script that was received so well by all the students, they have been talking about it alot! Covered very important areas of concern with bullying. Excellent, keep up the great work!"
Students were engaged throughout the i school performance. They enjoyed the actions taught and were repeating them after the show."
NSW Public School
Bullying/Aggression/Conflict Resolution/Empathy/Safety, Yrs 7-9 more info
I will definitely use this production every year from now on! An extremely powerful method for combating bullying in schools. Exceptional - normally a restless group they were totally engaged!”
As a school we continue to be impressed with the ‘Sticks and Stones’ performance and see it as a valuable part of our school anti-bullying policy. Our students relate very well to the scenarios presented as being ‘real life’. Thank-you.”
Well planned, engaging. As always with Brainstorm Productions a very professional presentation. Highly recommended!”
Best I’ve had the pleasure to see - pertinent questioning. Very well received. Highly recommended!”
The production of ‘Sticks and Stones provided an excellent experience for the students for themes of rules, rights and responsibilities in Term 1. The pre-performance and follow-up material provided an excellent teaching resource.”
Bullying/Harassment/Peer Pressure/Cyber Footprint & Safety/Resilience, Yrs 7-10 more info
I have seen The Hurting Game several times, this [new updated version] was the best to date! Better links to internet/computer/technology used and how that affects students today. Very funny and informative, made students aware of situations of bullying some students endure. Highly recommended!"
Highly recommended! Fantastic reinforcement of our school policies. Students loved the concept of presenting as a video game. Many commented on similar scenarios that they had been involved in. Facebook and Mobile phone sketches really hit home for some kids!"
Spot on! Confident and well paced, relevant to the students on many levels. Students loved it and felt it hit home using language (verbal & body) that they understood. Highly recommended, 10/10!"
Fantastic performance. Great package. Covered both mental and physical bullying. Highly recommended!”
Brilliant! Really pitched at where the kids were at. Had more impact than any lessons/lectures/videos/sessions with counsellors!”
Highly recommended! Fits very well into our values education program of identity and respect. Enthusiasm of actors was infectious. Audience loved their work. Stunning choreography. Probably one of the best to come out of Brainstorm. Performance was snappy, amusing and very relevant to the needs of the pupils. It reinforces our values education program.”
Very impressive! Right from the start, the Brainstorm actors captured the audience’s attention, and held the students in the palm of their hands throughout the performance. Questions asked by the students showed insight and empathy. They were obviously engaged by the in school performance! Students were also impressed by the accuracy of the language/motivations/thought processes portrayed by the actors - a genuine representation of ‘how it is’.”
Cyber Bullying/Social Websites/Texting/Exclusion, Yrs 7-10 more info
Highly recommended! This in school performance was excellent. It addressed all the areas of concern that we have been having; the use of mobile phones and MSN as forms of bullying as well as the way exclusion and labeling affects students. Students elicited emotional responses and really enjoyed it.”
Students were captivated! Verbal Combat was current and modern, very polished. Discussion after the performance helped to cement in the main concepts and issues. Very professional, fantastic 10/10!"
Highly recommended! Students were very enthusiastic, they paid close attention and had plenty to say during question time. Discussion at end was invaluable! Well thought out, great young actors. Facebook emphasis was good - exact level for these students. Actors were very professional, characters were very believable. I thought there were 8 actors not 2!"
Verbal Combat is a very professional, relevant and highly engaging in school performance. Provided an excellent stimulus for discussion and activities to address the issue of bullying. The whole school should see the performance! Thank-you, wonderful job!”
Verbal Combat was wonderful and engaging and dealt with the subject of bullying in a way that was ‘punchy’ and in a far superior way to what we could do here at school. Highly recommended. Entertaining. More beneficial than just talking about bullying.”
Good use of material about cyber bullying and exclusion techniques. Actors were extremely polite and enthusiastic. I watched all 3 performances and found all year levels became connected very quickly. 10/10.”
Highly recommended! Positive reaction. Many were involved and emotionally connected to the story. The cyber-bullying content was very appropriate for students as it is becoming a big problem in schools.”
Fantastic! Students loved the show and were truly engaged throughout. Totally engrossing for the students, teachers wanted to stay too! 'Debrief' afterward was great, with students' questions handled effectively and appropriately. The follow-up sheets are excellent, especially the 'Bully Simulation Game'. This is VERY powerful. Dovetails into our Health curriculum and Pastoral Care themes of bullying, cyberbullying and resilience. Could not fault the actors, highly recommended, 10/10!"
I enjoyed the performance! It showed the effects of bullying, both short and long term, in an easy and entertaining way. It made us think on a deeper level about the effects of bullying. The play re-acted a teenager's normal life at school, i learnt alot from it! 10/10!"
It showed the many sides of bullying and friendship. It was clear and involved lots of interesting dramatic techniques. The humour also helped to release tension which worked well for the age group."
Best I've seen. Follow up material spurned 2 extra lessons of discussion and activities. Highly recommended. 10/10."
Actors clearly related / relayed all the relevant aspects of bullying. Excellent plot, explored the conflicts and consequences, raised relevant issues / topics facing high school students. 10/10"
Appropriate, realistic, with a 'punchy' well developed story. Students were completely involved in story. Searching questions following a very relevant story to our technological minded students. Activities very useful both before and after performance. 10/10!"
Supports our anti-bullying policy. The performance was very well orchestrated with a very realistic storyline."
Supports our policies on computer and phone use and policies on bullying. Captured the language and mannerisms and issues of the age groups well."
Gave students a clear message about bullying and its consequences. Actors were brilliant in encapsulating the characters and getting a clear message across to students. Question time at the end is a wonderful addition. 10/10."
Appreciated updated version of show with references to facebook, mobile phones etc."
Students thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Appreciative of contemporary topic of cyber bullying and bullying in general. Highly recommended."
Very realistic and specific to what goes on in schools all the time. Students were very engaged in the performance. Supports our bullying / cyber bullying policies. 10/10."
Engaging, informative performance covering the issues of bullying, cyber bullying and the misuse of social networks, to harass and manipulate people. A great introduction or conclusion to your bullying unit!"
Supports our bullying, cyber bullying, groups, stereotypes and image areas of the curriculum. Great acting, songs and music effective. Really positive message. Highly recommended!"
Highly recommended! Performance was pitched at exactly the right level. Students were engaged by scenarios which are relevant to the issues they are facing. Excellent discussion at the end of the performance. 10/10!"
Students were extremely engage. The language and quick plot was essential. It is important to use drama as a medium to portray such vital and powerful messages. Addressed a lot of issues year 8 experience. Eye catching back drops. Also tackled the issue of facebook well. Highly recommended!"
Performance was entertaining, relevant, funny, relatable and polished. Actors were well rehearsed and characters believable. Deals with bullying, mobile use and social networking responsibilities. Excellent!"
Highly recommended! Fantastic! Excellent! 10/10!"
Highly recommended! Evidence of sound rehearsal, great music and script. Students were very engaged. Supports our PDHPE, English, Bullying and Internet policies and curriculum. It was great, thanks for coming. 10/10!"
Very relevant and appropriate for year 7. Shows real issues that are currently prevalent in schools, like facebook comments. I'm sure the message will hit home."
Good use of different issues that students can relate to: gender issues, personality difference, emotional & cyber bullying, peer pressure, individuality, consequence and remorse. Students reacted well to the humour as a relief from the issues at hand, kept them engaged. Good variation between music and dialogue to maintain engagement. Supported school bullying policy, performance hit on a number of issues we had just been dealing with!"
Cyber Bullying/Online Reputation/Alienation, Yrs 8-11 (NEW for Term 4, 2011!) more info
Students learnt things they shouldn't do on the internet and how to be safe. Supports our bullying and harassment policies. The energy and variety of styles of performing were excellent. The underlying messages were well devised and presented in a thought provoking way."
Students were attentive and engaged. Supports Drama and Health studies. Great script, well delivered, compact, seamless transition between scenes and characters. Simple costumes. I am impressed. Very clever production. Good for students who are use to flash backs on TV etc. No cliches! Very sophisticated. Congratulations to the cast and crew! Highly recommended, 10/10!"
Highly recommended! Supports our cyber safety, bullying and harassment, appropriate use of ICT policies. Fast moving, maintained continuity while moving through a range of issues."
Highly recommended! Very topical, highly engaging. The performance dealt with all the issues facing young adolescents especially relating to internet safety, taking personal responsability and help seeking advice. Well done. 10/10!"
Follow up material is thorough and detailed. We are incorporating it into our follow up activities. Supports our health education curriculum, esmart school policy. Excellent script used language and situations that students recognised and identified with. Great pace and engery. Backing track enriched the impact by extending the range of characters who's voices were heard. Highly recommended!"
Supports our SOSE, keep safe, bullying and harassment, ACMA presentation on cybersafety. Engaging, relevant, excellent acting, caught students attention. Fantastic! Highly recommended! 10/10!"
I learnt that one email can cause a domino effect and emotions and troubles." "It made me aware of what bullying can do to someone mentally and physically as well." "It helped me to become a smarter person by becoming more aware about bullying, funny at times but also shocking." "I learnt that mistakes are made easily and the best ways to fix it."
Supports our harassment and bullying policy, reinforced the need for respect for others. Responsible use of technology. Suited the audience level. Very informative, funny and entertaining while still getting strong messages across. Made students aware of the dangers of the internet and what not to do. Language and scenarios appropriate, students could quickly identify with them."
Fantastic resources for follow-up! Supports IT, Christian Studies and Behaviour policies. The performance was right on the mark in regards to addressing the issues our students are facing with 'modern technology'. Highly recommended!"
Fantastic! Relatable, applicable and highly engaging. Supports our Bullying policy. Highly recommended!"
Students were engaged with the performance. Topics from the production provided excellent discussion points. Supports our Pastoral Care, Bullying Policy, Behaviour Management Policy and Drama curriculum. Well written and portrayed. Actors engaged the audience well and moved through the different characters with ease. Highly recommended!"
Fantastic, very beneficial. Supports our Health curriculum, social skills addressed through Lit and SOSE. High quality performance, acting skills, style of presentation, up to date content. Highly recommended!"
Students enjoyed it, they found it interesting and well performed. Very clear language, liked the audio interaction. Supports our IT and Socialisation policies. Highly recommended!"
Students understood the message, engaged in the story. Follow up material was clear and easy to follow. Supports our Drama, Pastoral Care and Cyber-bullying policy. Professional, engaging, accessible for the target audience."
Supports our Health, PE, Drama and Religion curriculum. Very engaging storyline with good performance and strong acting. Very professional, particularly during question time. Highly recommended!"
Supports our Pastoral Care, Safe practices and ICT policy. Great job in holding the intensity of the show! It's very believable and real. Actors were very impressive people. Thank you."
Students responses - 'highly entertaining', 'relevant to my daily life'. The message was well delivered within an entertaining framework. Students attention was excellent, thus they were very engaged. The saw the significance of the storyline and thought aspects were funny, enjoyed it. However the performance still maintained the serious message. Highly recommended!"
Fantastic! To the point. Great story - real life implications. Supports our Personal and Social Development Education policies. Highly recommended!"
Highly recommended! Supports our Pastoral Curriculum. Material covered was spot on and allowed excellent follow up. 10/10!"
Students responded extremely well, this was evidenced by the level of attention during the performance and questions and answers afterwards".
Supports our Welfare, Bullying, Cyber Safety and Drama curriculum. Good energy and focus from performers. Held attention of a potentially restless student audience. Relevant content. Effective use of sound scapes.
Students were incredibly interested. Supports Pastoral Care, appropriate for Religion policies. Actors showed great synergy with the content and passion for performance. Great role models. Focus on girls issues and facebook was very good."
Fantastic storyline that explored a wide range of issues and supported our 'zero' tollerance to bullying / harassment policy. Very though provoking and realistic. Highly recommended. 10/10!"
Highly recommended! Students learnt about the dangers you can fall into. Students attention and focus throughout the performance was excellent. Very engaging presentation. Supports our bullying , harassment and protective strategies policies."
Fantastic performance. Actors put on a strong performance for our students. Highly recommended!"
Students were very engaged with the performance. Supports our anti bullying, cyber bullying, responsible use of social media policies. Powerful message relevant to all students. Highly recommended. 10/10!"
Highly recommended! Supports our anti-bullying, anti-harassment, cyber issues and relationships policies. Students took the message on board, they were very engaged in the performance. 10/10!"
Highly recommended! Quality of performance was fantastic. Student responses were positive, they seemed to really be engaged during the performance."
The performance was really relevant to student issues. The suspense kept them engaged as did the content. Love the sound effects and transition from scene to scene."
Fantastic, really captivating and very professional. Supports our Cyber wellbeing and pastoral care curriculum. Highly recommended!"
Very informative, engaging, very real, similar to what our students go through. Supports our Cyber safety and e-smart curriculum."
Highly recommended! Great fast moving pace. Great for High School students, they were attentive and engaged throughout the production. 10/10."
Excellent, cool, relevant, interesting and entertaining. Highly recommended!"
Supports our English / Drama, Performing Arts, Anti-bullying and PDHPE curriculum. Very entertaining. Covered issues students are facing, related to technology devises addiction, cyber bullying and relationships."
Students were 100% engaged throughout the performance. Supports our social media, cyber bullying, acceptable use of technology and legal aspects of technology. actors were very professional!"
Issues dealt with were very relevant and current. Use of very real examples enabled the students to engage and empathise with the characters."
Students thoroughly enjoyed the performance as it covered many areas of concern for these students at this present stage of their lives. Highly energetic, specific to the concerns of high school students in today's technology world. Great resource, especially questions from students to performers."
Dealt with misuse of Technology ie Facebook, Twitter and photoshop. Students need to be careful what is put on the internet, bullying, deceit through facebook and anonymous slander".
Fantastic performance, students were very engaged, they sat in silence! They had positive comments / discussion after the show."
Supports our bullying, self esteem and health curriculum. Good for getting the students to think through situations."
Students were engaged and interested. Content was relevant to year 10 students. Explores 'real life' situations. Supports our Bullying and Cyber Safety curriculum."
Awesome! A-grade actors. Keep up the good work. Really engaging. Excellent acting and story line. Highly recommended!"
Students thought the performance was great, very engaged. Performance was at the appropriate level. Supports our school motto and behaviour code. Precise and very current with society today. Highly recommended!"
Trinity Catholic College
Highly recommended! Supports our Pastoral Care curriculum. Students were engaged throughout the entire performance. Using scenarios and situations that the students could relate to. Throroughly enjoyable, 10/10!"
I learnt that all actions have serious consequences and can effect multiple people. I liked how the story could be a normal person's life. I learnt not to cyber bully and talk about your friends and family. I learnt if you do get sent rude messages not to retaliate or the situation will escalate. It was extremely entertaining, both performers were great and hilarious."
Risk Taking/Safe Partying/Drugs/Alcohol/Choices, Yrs 9-12 more info
Cheap Thrills is relevant, dynamic, very funny, touching, real, highlighted social problems, brilliantly scripted and acted!”
Highly recommended! Very enjoyable and highly relevant. Excellent presentation which really brought the issues to the attention of the students in a powerful and believable way. Clear message without preaching."
10/10! Excellent performance, very believable, very topical. Students totally engaged. Highly recommended!"
A humorous way to deliver an important message! Great way to get students talking and thinking. They liked that they were not told not to do something, rather the performance made them think. The message was clear without preaching to the audience. The actor was professional and did an AMAZING debrief - very thorough. 10/10!"
Highly recommended! Engaging, powerful, relevant, helpful, thought-provoking.”
Highly recommended! Well presented, entertaining, organised. Lots of great issues. Timing, acting and music were superb.”
Captured and held students attention throughout the show - engaging and worthwhile - relevant issues.”
Highly recommended! We are so impressed with the consistent quality of Brainstorm Productions. Topical, well produced and researched plays.”
Mental Health/Exam Stress/Anxiety/Depression/Resilience, Yrs 10-12 more info
Students loved it so much! They were inspired to invite the performers to attend our drama showcase the following week! A great way to raise important issues like depression or drug use while also demonstrating excellence in performing skills. The actors worked hard. It was money well spent!”
Very enjoyable.” "Worthwhile." "Provided some ideas to deal with stress." "Gave you solutions to problems.”
Great!" "Realistic!" "Can't believe 2 seconds can change your life!" "Fantastic storyline!”
Perfect for this year group! Stress HSC pressure is real for year 12's and this production showed relevant strategies to dealing with these issues. Extremely worthwhile viewing!”
Highly recommended! Great educational/moral values. Entertaining and captivating. Great use of props and scene changes. Very relevant. Great. So true. Funny!”