GOOD NEWS Bulletin Board:

868 LETTERS of peer support delivered to bullied upstander, "SICILY"

on  11/25/17!!

Theatrical Anti-Bullying Presentation

Can be tailored to small or large group, classroom or auditorium

Grades: 2nd–5th

Presentation runs 60 minutes

 

This interactive, Anti-Bullying (Dignity Act) Presentation uses theater, music and discussion to teach students what it means to be an ally, bully or bystander and what to do when they witness bullying - speak up, reach out or go find help. Award-winning authors and playwrights, Jennifer Jo Young and January M. Akselrad (composer), give students the opportunity to portray characters from the school musical, The Bully And The Bystanders, about a young boy who is bullied on the school bus. Through role-playing, students build empathy and introspection and practice helpful language and actions. Presenters will guide students in creating or reinforcing the school’s definition of “Bullying.”

 

Presentation Outline:

 

•   Introduction and setting of group ground rules

•   Dramatic read-through by students of scenes
    from "The Bully And The Bystanders"

•   Role-playing exercise using scenes from
    "The Bully And The Bystanders"

•   Identifying different kinds of bullying

•   Defining "Bully, Ally, Bystander"

•   What to do if you witness bullying

•   Definition of "Bullying"
•   Empathy exercise
•   Sharing/Q&A
•   Sing-a-long of "Speak Up, Reach Out"

Share our new "Speak Up, Reach Out" song video to help kids know what to do when they witness bullying.  This is 1 of 3 songs in our Dramaterials elementary school play, "The Bully And The Bystanders"! and is taught to the students at the presentation.

 

Reviews "All the kids really enjoyed the show. They were very excited and loved being able to participate in it!" Alietta Gordon, Teacher, PS173 Bronx, NY "Thank you so much for speaking at our school...I was so happy with the outcome!! The kids were so excited and the parents were pleased with their conversations at home about it! ...There is still a huge buzz around the school about your visit!! Its amazing how (your) visit influenced the students!" Nicole, Literacy Specialist, Brooklyn Charter School

One "The Bully & The Bystanders" Theater Kit will be given to your school included in the presentation fee.  It's also available to purchase in our store!

Price: $450* Includes the presentation, a list of aligned Common Core State Standards and a Dramaterials™ ”The Bully And The Bystanders ” Play Kit which includes the song with instrumental track of “Speak Up, Reach Out.” This interactive presentation is approved and listed with Putnam/Northern Westchester B.O.C.E.S. Arts in Education. *See The Wish can operate on a sliding fee scale depending on the assets of your school. Schools with larger budgets help offset presentation costs for schools with minimal budgets.

Printable Workshop Flyer

 

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OFFICE: 845-797-9183

 Co-President Jennifer Cell: 845-742-7112

 jennifer@seethewish.com