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Colonial Show (A whole day show)
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Australia Wide - 365 days a year

Product Description
 
Interactive Adventure of the First Fleet, School Show, Incursion, Excursion, Students, Shows, Performances
 
Interactive Adventure of the First Fleet, School Show, Incursion, Excursion, Students, Shows, Performances (black & white photo of studients)

Highly recommended by over 1000 Schools across every state of Australia this show is the most rewarding to all school groups.  It is engaging, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.  

Not only does it ensure an unforgettable learning experience for students of all ages in an educational context, it has an experience the students will forever remember because of the enjoyment and uniqueness.  

Written not only for the students teachers have also appreciated the two levels of entertainment and double entendres that were peppered throughout the show, making it enjoyable on an adult level as well.  

The professionalism of our huge production staff at the schools, both performers and stage hands, are of the highest quality and we have over a thousand schools that book the show year after year and highly recommend this show, and would happily promote it if asked.!

Kids Happy, Playing Characters Interactive Adventure of the First Fleet, School Show, Incursion, Excursion, Students, Shows, Performances (convict students role play for schools) and Iconic Performances school excursions, incursions, school performances, camps, British Colonisation, Australian History,

The COLONIAL SHOW school incursion is a complete interactive educational show that allows children to experience what life was like back in the Colonial Times, during the Colonisation of Australia. With authentic equipment, real-life anecdotes, songs and events from the past, the Colonial Show is not only a must for all students learning about Australia History, it is a must - see performance based on the audience interactive entertainment component that just completes the learning outcomes of this unit for teachers.

The whole day event is a perfect performance and resource which gives students an opportunity to interact with characters and experience life in Sydney Town in the early Colony of New South Wales 1788 - 1809 which is no longer accessible.

Schools, children, students and teacher will have exclusive, almost never before seen access to the nation‘s fledgling beginnings as a penal colony. The educational show is based on the Learning Outcomes of the Unit – “British Colonisation in Australia”, Stage 2 in the Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Syllabus. This educational show can ALSO be incorporated in the (COGS.) Connected Outcomes Group Support Curriculum and also the National Curriculum of Australian History. While the show is aimed at Years 3 and 4 it is suitable for the entire primary school. The educational show allows students to participate as the colonial time span comes alive with authentic props and professional actors. The Colonial Show school incursion brings to life with utter realism the story of Australia's colonisation.

The Colonial Show school incursion begins with the students being introduced to the larrikin Irish convict James Murphy and female convict Ann Fowles and experienced the hardships of the day and the oppression and tyranny they faced at the hands of the soldiers (Redcoats), and Sergeant Kennedy engages the students in the story of the Military.

The students relive the Voyage of the First Fleet, under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, raising of the King’s Colours and participate in a recruitment of soldiers into the New South Wales Corp nicknamed the Rum Corps.

This is where the fun begins as your students and school experience the repercussions of the theft of damper and the arrest of the convict right in front of their eyes. The question is...

  • Can your students accurately become the magistrate for the trial of James Murphy and sentence him to a flogging?

  • Can they hold their wits and tell the story of the Black Velvet Band and how the British Government introduced the practise of Cribbing which framed tradesmen for the crime of theft?

  • Can they bear to hear the serious, yet funny stories of the characters and the reason they were sent to the Colony of NSW?

There is only one way to find out ... Book your ticket to the most exciting Australian Historical Renactment ever seen.

The Colonial Show school incursion is a whole day experience right in the safety of your school grounds.
It is a perfect event to have at your school to encourage, stimulate or enhance what the students are learning and is one of the best educational resources in Australia.

The Colonial Show school incursion was born out of the closure of Old Sydney Town, situated on the Central Coast, 2003.

The Colonial Show school incursion was written by qualified and experienced school teachers and is well scripted to enhance the learning outcomes taught in the school classroom. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES IT MEETS:

  1. Describes events and actions related to the British colonisation of Australia and assesses changes and consequences.

  2. Explains the roles played by significant people during the British colonisation of Australia as a penal colony.

  3. Identifies the consequences of the assumption of terra nullius by the British Government.

  4. Describes aspects of ways of life and achievements in the early colony for male and female convicts and ex-convicts, the military and their families, officials and officers, and free settlers.

  5. Explains why terms such as ‘invasion’, ‘occupation’, ‘settlement’, ‘exploration’ and ‘discovery’ reflect different perspectives on the same event.

  6. Demonstrates the establishment of a British colony — aspects of life, significant people (including Arthur Phillip), achievements, events and places.

  7. Demonstrates how people the audience are learning about might feel/have felt by participating in activities such as roleplay, drama.

  8. Encourages students to select appropriate sources of information by observing, identifying, finding, displaying, evaluating & reflecting what they see, hear and feel.

  9. Allows students to read, view, listen to & talk about a range of subject matter.

  10. Initiates investigations by defining the purposes of the investigation, posing questions about the investigation & planning the investigation for students.

  11. Plans & implement action individually or in groups by identifying situations in which participation is required.

  12. And many many more.

The Colonial Show school incursion is available for the following school levels:

  • Kindergarten to Year 6, Primary Stage 1 to Stage 3 and

  • Year 7 to 10

  • It is also recommended for University students studying education.

The Colonial Show is available in most areas of Australia, including but not limited to:

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of ACT

  • New South Wales (NSW) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of NSW including but not limited to ... Albury, Blue Mountains Region, Central New South Wales, Coffs Harbour, Far West, Hunter New England, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Lower Western, Murrumbidgee, New England North West, North Coast Region, Northern Rivers, Orange, Port Macquarie, Riverina, South Coast Region, South Western Sydney, Sydney, Tamworth, Tweed Heads, Western NSW, Bathurst, Capital Country, Central Tablelands, Country NSW Region, High Country/Snowy Mountains Region, Hunter Region, Lismore, Maitland, Narrabri Region, Newcastle, North West Slopes & Plains, Northern Sydney, Outback New South Wales, Queanbeyan, Snowy Mountains, South Eastern Sydney, Southern NSW, Sydney Metropolitan, The Murray, Upper Western, Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Central West Slopes & Plains, Dubbo, Hunter, Illawarra, Lord Howe Island Region , Mid North Coast, Nepean Blue Mountains, North Coast NSW, Northern NSW, Northern Tablelands, Outback NSW Region, Richmond, South Coast, South West Slopes, Southern Tablelands, Sydney Outer Suburbs, The Murray Region, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong

  • Queensland (QLD) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of QLD including but not limited to ... Brisbane Metropolitan, Cairns / Far North, Central West, Fitzroy, Gold Coast, Mackay, Northern, Thuringowa, Wide Bay-Burnett, Brisbane Outer Suburbs, Capricorn, Darling Downs, Fraser Island, Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast, Moreton, Rockhampton, Townsville, Bundaberg, Central Outback, Far North, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, North West, South West Queensland, Whitsundays

  • South Australia (SA) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of SA including but not limited to ... Adelaide Hills , Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula, Limestone Coast, Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide Metropolitan, Clare Valley, Flinders / Outback, Murraylands, Adelaide Outer Suburbs, Eyre Pen, Kangaroo Island, Riverland

  • Victoria (VIC) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of VIC including but not limited to ... Ballarat, Bendigo, Central Highlands, East Gippsland Coast, Goldfields, Great Ocean Road, Lower Goulburn, Melton, Murray, Otways, Port Phillip, Shepparton Mooroopna, Southwest The Otways, The Bays Port Phillip, The Wimmera, Upper Yarra, West Coast Shipwreck Coast, Western District, Yarra Valley, Bellarine, Central Coast Bass Coast, Central Victoria Yarra Valley, Geelong, Goulburn Valley, Greater Melbourne, Melbourne Metropolitan, Mildura, Northeast Victorian Alps, Ovens and Murray, Pyrenees, South Gippsland, Sunraysia, The Grampians, Upper Goulburn, Victorian Alps, West Gippsland, Western Port, Bellarine Peninsula, Central Gippsland Coast, Daylesford / Macedon, Gippsland, Grampians, High Country, Melbourne Outer Suburbs, Mornington Peninsula, Northwest The Mallee Sunraysia, Phillip Island, Riverina, Southern Riverina, Surf Coast, The Mallee, Upper Murray, Warrnambool, Western Central Highlands/Tablelands, Wimmera

  • Tasmania (TAS) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of Tasmania
  • Western Australia (WA) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of Western Australia

Price Information:

  • The Colonial Show is priced on a per person/ticket charge, with discounts for bulk purchases.

Travel Charges:

  • There are no travel charges charged, regardless of the location.

Teacher/Customer Resources Available:

  • Are available at an additional price.  Teacher information notes are sent out approximately 14 days by email.

Staff Qualifications:

  • All performers are either trained and qualified teachers or have degrees/diplomas or certification in Performing Arts.

Other Details
:The show is available in
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, including all areas/suburbs of NSW, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, and selected areas/towns of South Australia
:Suitable for
Kindergarten to Year 9; Ages: 5 to 15 years old
:Show Commences
at 9:30am sharp and finishes about 2:30pm.
:Show Duration
approx 3.5 to 4 hours.
:We provide
all equipment, props and costumes.
:Audience are
encouraged to dress up in the colonial period.
:Minimum Stage Area required
approx 4m wide by 2-3 m deep. (indoors)
:Teacher resources
are available (charges may apply).
:Adaptability
we are able to amend show times to suit your timetable needs, however the show start time cannot be changed.
:Minimum Setup & Set Down Time required
Cannot be less than 3 hours to Setup & 2-3 hours to Set Down.
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  •   66 .  
          Posted on 08/12/2017 by Green Point Christian Col , Green Point Christian College , Green Point , NSW , Australia

    Management Reply to Review Thank you for your continued support with our shows. We are excited to hear that once again you had a great show and your students experienced our Live Interactive School Incursion with the buzz that... Read More

    Management Reply to Review Thank you for your continued support with our shows. We are excited to hear that once again you had a great show and your students experienced our Live Interactive School Incursion with the buzz that makes these shows so valueable to learning.


    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   67 .  
          Posted on 23/11/2017 by Our Lady of Fatima School , Our Lady of Fatima School , Caringbah , NSW , Australia

    Management Reply to Review Thank you for your continued bookings with us. We are grateful for the continued bookings and are always looking at ways to improve the show every year. Mattew Walker (Event Supervisor) Read More

    Management Reply to Review Thank you for your continued bookings with us. We are grateful for the continued bookings and are always looking at ways to improve the show every year. Mattew Walker (Event Supervisor)


    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    We do this every 2 years and the interaction of the students always changes and improves. I really enjoyed how the teachers and parents are now included in the show to.

    The Audience

    Best show ever!

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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   68 .  
          Posted on 21/11/2017 by Veronica Briggs , Mount Rogers primary school , Melba , ACT , Australia

    Educational Value

    We loved that it was entertaining and humorous and the actors stayed in character all day. We loved that staff were involved too. The only thing to be improved was the feedback through the speakers and how loud it got at times, but overall was fantastic. Teachers and students smiled all day

    The Show and Event

    They picked same kids a few times and some disappointed to not get picked. But still great interaction with them.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    EasyCould have been better
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  •   69 .  
          Posted on 03/11/2017 by Dan Casey , Charlton Christian College , Fassifern , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Great show - loved it, only one area to improve: 1. Alot of the historical vocabulary wasnt understood by most of the students. Eg. latrine = toilet. Having a list of words that you use in the show so that teachers could explain to students before the day of the show would indeed be helpful for next time.

    The Show and Event

    Maybe during the 3 group times, asking who hasn't had a turn to participate, or preparing the teachers to tell students before the day, to take turns, and if a student has had a turn, then not to put their hand up - to share the participation - as the actors couldn't really tell who had already participated.

    The Audience

    See above

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    No

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  •   70 .  
          Posted on 13/10/2017 by Minnamurra Public School , Minnamurra Public School , School , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Every year we book and every year it becomes better. Enjoyed the new match with the First Fleet syllabus

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   71 .  
          Posted on 28/09/2017 by Aberfeldie Primary School , Aberfeldie Primary School , Essendon , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    EasyNon Relevant
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  •   72 .  
          Posted on 28/09/2017 by Reynella East College , Reynella East College , Reynella East , SA , Australia

    Educational Value

    We book this every 2 years. And each time the show improves. The other teachers and I thought the change using the National Curriculum really helped make this incursion even more important to our lesson plans. It related and supported the curriculum closely and it makes it very easy for our students to understand.

    The Show and Event

    I am surprised at how much fun is placed in the show with all the educational parts. it is will mixed and balanced with facts and laughs.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   73 .  
          Posted on 28/09/2017 by Doncaster Gardens Primary School , Doncaster Gardens Primary School , Doncaster East , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    The long march to Sydney Cove i thought was an interesting way to show the children what happened when the convicts were disembarked.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   74 .  
          Posted on 28/09/2017 by Aberfeldie Primary School , Aberfeldie Primary School , Essendon , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    Thank you. Helped us a lot with our students.

    The Show and Event

    Very student involved.

    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAgree
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  •   75 .  
          Posted on 19/09/2017 by Athol Road Primary School , Athol Road Primary School , Springvale South , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    EasyAgree
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  •   76 .  
          Posted on 13/09/2017 by Darren Crawcour , Port Melbourne Primary School , Port Melbourne , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    Provided a great catalyst for ongoing conversations.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value3 out of 5
    The Audience

    Children loved the flogging. Some of the children found - the dialogue hard to hear. (voices too soft) - the dialogue too fast.

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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   77 .  
          Posted on 11/09/2017 by Newcastle Grammar School , Newcastle Grammar School , Newcastle , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   78 .  
          Posted on 11/09/2017 by Christ the King School , Christ the King School , Bass Hill , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   79 .  
          Posted on 08/09/2017 by Margaret Pond , St Philip's Christian College Cessnock , NULKABA , NSW , Australia

    General Feedback
    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   80 .  
          Posted on 08/09/2017 by Margaret Pond , St Philip's Christian College Cessnock , NULKABA , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   81 .  
          Posted on 29/08/2017 by Nicole Jen , Glasshouse Christian College , Beerwah , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    The crew did a great job when a couple of students were not too confident in front of their peers - they got around that really tactfully.

    The Audience

    I loved how they made us laugh. I loved how they were treating us like convicts and wet us with water. Abigail They were really funny and they taught us lots of things about the First Fleet and what convicts had as a punishment. William I liked the surprises, like when you threw water at us. You made it seem so real as if we were there. I learned how harsh it was for the convicts. Laura I really liked: * How the actors made it so realistic * When we got splashed with water * The cool weapons * Seargent Kennedy was so funny! Talyn It was an amazing show. I learned a lot and it was so funny! My favourite part was when the people made soap. I loved it!! Hayley The man who did the sound was awesome. He made me feel so real like i was there. Aaron The cast covered an amazing amount of History content. Both students and staff were actively involved all day in a huge range of activities and we were laughing all day! Mrs Nicole Jen.

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  •   82 .  
          Posted on 27/08/2017 by Glenfield Public School , Glenfield Public School , Glenfield , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    I have seen this show at my previous school at Penshurst West. Each year it improves and is more closely linked with the student's learning lessons. What was great this year is the new format that linked to the National Curriculum. We did post activities and me and the other teachers were very impressed by how much more the students remembered significant things about the unit then from teaching alone in the class.

    The Show and Event

    Better than going to the Rocks or Hyde Parks Barracks. The interaction of the show and the design of how they make it a journey of discovery meant the children were busy doing and listening and involved from start to finished. I do like the entertaining side now as well.

    The Audience

    Will they come back next year. Thank you miss for an awesome school activity. The Sergeant was so real. I liked the convict he was funny. Did they really get treated like that. Best one ever.

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    Thank you for bringing this show again to another government school I work with and for providing again a great show for the students to learn about history.

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  •   83 .  
          Posted on 17/08/2017 by Marion wILSON , Emmanuel College , Cararra Gold Coast , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    I t covered many aspects and more giving the students a great insight into the Colonial time regarding clothes, food, shelter, attitudes etc.

    The Show and Event

    very worthwhile

    The Audience

    Many students : "loved it" "awesome" "best day ever"

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  •   84 .  
          Posted on 17/08/2017 by Hercules Road State School , Hercules Road State School , Kippa Ring , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    The show has improved alot and is better than a few years ago when we had them. With a company now running the show, the show is more professional, more age appropriate and curriculum orientated.

    The Show and Event

    More interactive than a few years ago.

    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   85 .  
          Posted on 26/07/2017 by Preston North East Primar School , Preston North East Primary School   , Preston , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    Allow tentative bookings.

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  •   86 .  
          Posted on 26/07/2017 by Toorak Primary School , Toorak Primary School , Toorak , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    Thank you. Children were engaged all day.

    The Show and Event

    Loved the show.

    The Audience

    That was so real. Best show ever Sir. Can they come back again. Very very funny convicts, i like the convict.

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    Thank you for a great day at our school.

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  •   87 .  
          Posted on 26/07/2017 by , Green Valley Islamic College , Green Valley , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   88 .  
          Posted on 26/07/2017 by Anna O'Neill , Northbridge Public School , Northbridge , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The show was absolutely fantastic! The children thoroughly enjoyed the immersive nature of the show and took a lot away from it. However, we found one of the crew members extremely demanding. One instance was him calling our staff member at 6:29am to see where she was because she was not yet there to open up the gate. It was not yet even 6:30am. We found this quite rude. We also understand that they are unable to move furniture due to OH&S. But they did move main furniture such as the teachers desk and did not replace it to it's original spot after use. It was such a shame as the performance and Producer of the crew involved were so lovely.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    Refer to first feedback comment to see why we will not be booking again.

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  •   89 .  
          Posted on 07/07/2017 by Carlton South Public Scho School , Carlton South Public School , Carlton , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Thank you

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    The price can be expensive, but the quality of the incursion and the content and the student involvement is worth it. When comparing the cost of adding a bus and the organising of 100 children to walk to the city, this is worth it. This is the best incursion we have regularly.

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  •   90 .  
          Posted on 26/06/2017 by Williamstown North Primary School , Williamstown North Primary School , Williamstown , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    Matched what we were teaching. Very helpful

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   91 .  
          Posted on 20/06/2017 by St Angelas Primary School , St Angelas Primary School , Castle Hill , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAgree
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  •   92 .  
          Posted on 15/06/2017 by Sunshine Coast Grammar School , Sunshine Coast Grammar School , Forest Glen , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    We book every year and every year it meets what we teach. It was nice to witness the National Curriculum was included to.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    We book every year and the Colonial Show provides our students with a great way to match their lessons to something real. Our students from last year wanted to be involved this year.

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  •   93 .  
          Posted on 14/06/2017 by , Kings Park Primary , Kings Park , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAgree
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  •   94 .  
          Posted on 13/06/2017 by , Augusta State School , Augustine Heights , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    EasyAgree
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  •   95 .  
          Posted on 10/06/2017 by , Lara Lake Primary School , Lara , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The content was spot on with what our students had been learning. It gave them enough opportunity to use their prior knowledge as well as introduce new information and facts to keep them engaged. It was great for students to see stories which they had been learning about come alive through music and theatre!

    The Show and Event

    The actors, set, music and sound effects were enaging enough and the interaction with the students really consolidated their learning and made it come alive. The students enjoyed the initial act where they spilt up into their convict ships. They also reallyed enjoyed the journey of the convicts- the irish jig and the songs. I think there was a good balance of whole group-small group and individual participation in order for all students to feel involved.

    The Audience

    The students particularly empathised with James and felt sorry him whilst at the same time some even said they were scared of Sgt Kennedy because he was so strict and harsh! Students really enjoyed engaging with the actors throughout the show but I think overall James was their favourite character who they thought was hilarious! They loved the surprise element of getting wet on the ships too!! They also enjoyed the flogging even if it was a bit gory! They left the show so excited and enthused to continue their learning on this topic. Here are some quotes: " This was the best day ever. yesterday was out of this world! I deifnitely enjoyed when James got flogged because you added so much detail like the fake lood and the whip!" (Siobhan-8yr old girl) " I learnt lots of facts from your show and has inspired me to act when I am older!" (Kohen-9yr old boy) " I loved the acting, at point i almost cried! I felt bad for James getting flogged but I loved how realistic it was and the sound effects! It was crazy! (Corey-9yrs old) " I wanted to say a huge thankyou for coming all the way just to see us. We had the BEST time of our lives. The show was so amazing! THANKYOU so much. It was like we had famous actors come and do the funniest acts!" Lily 9yrs old.

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    Thankyou to the administration team too who promptly responded to questions we had and were able to promptly send information too. The communication between the booking agents and our school was excellent and made the process of organising such a large incursion, easy.

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  •   96 .  
          Posted on 09/06/2017 by Wendy Eaast , Sunshine Coast Grammar School , Forest Glen , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   97 .  
          Posted on 06/06/2017 by Holy Spirit Primary School , Holy Spirit Primary School , Carnes Hill , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Very impressed. Our students were able to fill out a questionnaire after the show and we were impressed with how much they remembered.

    The Show and Event

    There were 100 students and the actors made everyone do something. this is a well structured show that add humour, student involvement and educational content very well.

    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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  •   98 .  
          Posted on 06/06/2017 by ... ... , Cooerwull Public School , Lithgow , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    very appropriate for the new national curriculum

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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  •   99 .  
          Posted on 30/05/2017 by Sathiya Segaram , Blacktown South Public School , Blacktown , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The show was performed so well that all the students were 100% engaged the whole day. They learnt about all aspects of Colonial life with pictures, sounds and props. Students were even involved in the performance which made it memorable for them.

    The Show and Event

    The kids really enjoyed it and appreciated it. They involved plenty of students and it was like everyone had a turn.

    The Audience

    The students said they thought it was going to be boring because it was about the olden days but they actually loved it.

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    Thank you for your professionalism and also for making it an amazing and memorable learning experience for our Year 4 students.

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  •   100 .  
          Posted on 30/05/2017 by ... ... , Linden Park Primary School , Linden Park , SA , Australia

    Educational Value

    Well written. made it easy to teach back in class.

    The Show and Event

    Students did not stop talking about the show for the next couple of days. Teachers also enjoyed it

    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyCould have been better
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  •   101 .  
          Posted on 26/05/2017 by , St Brigids Primary School , Raymond Terrace , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    Admin copied down my contact number incorrectly so the contact person was unable to contact me which was disappointing as I arrived at 620am to let them in but they arrived at 710am... a long time to wait...

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  •   102 .  
          Posted on 25/05/2017 by , Excelsior Public School , Castle Hill , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Highly engaging and interactive. There was lots of positive feedback from students!

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    Beats the long travels to the Rocks or Living Museums. The cost is a little more expensive when adding the bus fare but the students achieve a lot more out of the show then the short time they have at the other places.

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  •   103 .  
          Posted on 12/05/2017 by , Beaumaris Primary School , Beaumaris , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The constant ringing of the bell during the performance was distracting to students and the staff. We were not sure of its purpose. Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed the show and the staff were fantastic.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   104 .  
          Posted on 11/05/2017 by , St Brigids College , Lesmurdie , WA , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    At times during the show the educational content that was being delivered during this time was significant, relevant and important and challenging fro many students.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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  •   105 .  
          Posted on 24/04/2017 by Julie Thornton , St Luke's Primary School , Revesby , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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  •   106 .  
          Posted on 06/04/2017 by , Black Forest Primary School , Black Forest , South Austra , Australia

    Educational Value

    Exceptional show- well set out- it flowed. The show did a good job of grouping kids, and actively engaging them whilst still remaining in control. Linking very nicely to ACARA

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience

    Amazing show- gave me a really great insight. Oh- so this is what you have been teaching us!

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    Thankyou so much- maybe the only criticism is that the booklet was a little hard to follow- when teachers have so little time having a contents page that easily set out what we needed to do quite clearly to support the performance occurring would make it easier,

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  •   107 .  
          Posted on 30/03/2017 by , Our Lady of Fatima Primary , Kingsgrove , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    I feel as though 3 hours to set up and pack away is a long time. Teachers are not on premises at 6:30am and are sometimes not at school at 5:30pm.

    The Show and Event

    Everything was good

    The Audience

    The children enjoyed the day

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    It was quite hard to communicate with the company and have people get back to me. Each time it was a different person. At times people were not available to speak to. The performance was fantastic though.

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  •   108 .  
          Posted on 29/03/2017 by catherine Wenngren , Nuwarra PS , Moorebank , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Actors and crew very organised and communicated well. Students were able to experience the harshness of convict life. Covered many aspects of reasons for being sent to Australia, the journey and life when they arrived.

    The Show and Event

    Kids had lots of opportunities to be involved and found it entertaining.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    The sets were quite good and most role plays well done. The girl with the black velvet band role play was a bit drawn out for the end of the day. Due to a lack of interest, we couldn't get the numbers required to cover our own costs. We could have been assisted with a promotional brochure or flier. Thanks

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  •   109 .  
          Posted on 22/02/2017 by , John XXIII Catholic Primary , Stanhope Gardens , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAgree
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  •   110 .  
          Posted on 06/02/2017 by Jaki Brear , ClubMulwala , Mulwala , NSW , Australia

    General Feedback
    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   111 .  
          Posted on 10/11/2016 by Di Smith , Green Point Christian College , Green Point , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The show is so close to the National curriculum and what we teach in class. One of the best shows in NSW for schools and for Australia History.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience

    The children went home and told their families how much they enjoyed the show. We had calls and emails from parents to support this. "That was the best day!" "I loved it! "

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  •   112 .  
          Posted on 13/10/2016 by Kim Vernon , Central Coast Grammar School , Erina Heights , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    It was even better thus year since the last time with improvements in adding mics, sound effects, and music. It was like going to the theatre, but all setup in the convenience if our school. What a wonderful day.

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  •   113 .  
          Posted on 12/09/2016 by Angela Chisari , Holy Spirit Primary School- , Carnes Hill , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    It was absolutely fantastic. We would like to book again for next year with the same actors please. Date for next year: Term 2 Week 4 Tuesday 16th May, 2017. Thankyou, Angela Chisari

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience

    Loved it!

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    Thank you! See booking in previous comment please.

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  •   114 .  
          Posted on 10/09/2016 by Kiandra Marc , Epping Views Primary School , Epping , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The staff were fantastic at helping to work in with the limited space available on the day. They were very positive when asked to make changes. Staff were extremely professional from the moment of arrival to departure.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyCould have been better
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  •   115 .  
          Posted on 07/09/2016 by Gabrielle Burke , St Monicas Primary school , Moonee Ponds , VIC , Australia

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    The children felt like they were "in the moment" when stories were told. They thoroughly enjoyed volunteering for the various acting parts. It was a fun, humorous performance and the costumes and props were superb. Thank-you for giving the grade 5's such a memorable show..

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  •   116 .  
          Posted on 05/09/2016 by Lauren Tattersall , St Eugene College , Buroengary , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    Thank you for engaging our students all day. They really benefited from the interactive nature of the show and from a teacher's perspective the movement breaks were cleverly incorporated. We really enjoyed the day and look forward to hopefully having you again next year.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience

    "Oh cool look at the gun" "Is the sergeant real? He's scary" "This is the best day ever"

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  •   117 .  
          Posted on 04/09/2016 by , St Josephs Primary , Kilaben Bay , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value3 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   118 .  
          Posted on 31/08/2016 by Kerrie Buckler , St Matthew's Primary School, Page , Page , ACT , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyCould have been better
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  •   119 .  
          Posted on 27/07/2016 by Marion Wilson , Emmanuel College , Carrara , QLD , Australia

    General Feedback
    EasyAgree
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  •   120 .  
          Posted on 26/07/2016 by Sandra Febbraro , Glen Katherine PRIMARY , Eltham North , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    Perhaps include some colonial dances of that era. Games the children played. Tradesman scene took too long. Black VELVET band. Students can't concentrate and follow for that length of time. Great involvement of the 11 student characters.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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  •   121 .  
          Posted on 20/07/2016 by , Churchie School , Brisbane , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    Event was appropriate except for some comments about women. It would be worth prefacing the show for the boys with the fact that this is authentic 1780 behaviour and we dont expect that from modern day people

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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  •   122 .  
          Posted on 20/07/2016 by Wendy East , Sunshine Coast Grammar School , Forest Glen , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   123 .  
          Posted on 18/07/2016 by Deborah Kerlin , St Andrews Catholic College , REDLYNCH, Cairns , QLD , Australia

    General Feedback
    EasyAgree
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  •   124 .  
          Posted on 04/07/2016 by Laura Aulsebrook , John the Baptist Catholic Primary School , Bonnyrigg Heights , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The actors delivered succinct and clear educational content in such an interactive and engaging format that the students were enthralled and immersed in such an educationally rich experience that they did not realise that they were "learning". The information delivered both supported and went beyond the curriculum and was at a perfect level for students to comprehend as well as expanding and challenging their thinking.

    The Show and Event

    I loved the student and teacher interaction and the individualism that was ascribed to us on the day. I was dressed as a "Lady"whilst my fellow teachers were "convicts" and this was incorporated into the show, which the students loved. Treating the students as "convicts" was such an engaging experience for them and really helped them to understand the educational component. The interactive activities also helped to engage the students all day, they wished it could have gone on for longer and were so disappointed that the day ended!

    The Audience

    From the students: "Miss, that was the BEST incursion EVER" "Can we do that again?" "I learnt SO much!" "Wow! The Redcoats were mean! I am glad I am not a convict!" "It was so funny when they made the other teachers get married!" "It was so cool how you were a Lady Miss, and everyone else was a smelly convict!" "Are they REALLY convicts and Redcoats?" From the teachers: "What an amazing, interactive, engaging experience. In all my years of teaching this unit, this by far was the best incursion/excursion experience! It reminds me of Old Sydney Town, but even better suited to today's children. I am definitely booking again for next year!"

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    I would highly recommend this show to all school groups. It was engaging, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable. Not only did it ensure an unforgettable learning experience for my students in an educational context, it was an experience they will forever remember for the enjoyment and uniqueness. As a teacher I also appreciated the two levels of entertainment and double entendres that were peppered throughout the show, making it enjoyable on an adult level as well. The professionalism of the team of four that were at our school, both performers and roadie, where of the highest quality and I hope that I will be able to have the same team when I book again for next year. I have already emailed other schools highly recommending this show, and would happily promote it!

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  •   125 .  
          Posted on 17/06/2016 by , , , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The show compliment the children's learning in class very well.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience

    That was the best show ever. That was so funny.

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    Thank you for an entertaining day which the children enjoyed and consolidated their learning.

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  •   126 .  
          Posted on 16/06/2016 by Jackie Rawnsley , Port Melbourne Primary School , Port Melbourne , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   127 .  
          Posted on 09/06/2016 by Shona Dubbeld , Malvern Central School , Malvern , VIC , Australia

    General Feedback
    EasyAgree
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  •   128 .  
          Posted on 07/06/2016 by Jordan Moran Jordan , Orana heights public , Dubbo , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The middle session (act 2) was a long time for year 3/4 students to just sit and watch.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value3 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateCould have been better
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  •   129 .  
          Posted on 06/06/2016 by John Killeen , Christ Our Holy Redeemer Primary , Oakleigh East , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The energy and knowledge of the actors was amazing. They engaged the students with a range of strategies, such as detailed information to gory stories. They used many students to interact within the stories and explained every part of the experience as they went.

    The Show and Event

    The use of the students to play important roles created an engaging experience for all the students. The costumes and props displayed the authentic nature of the experience.

    The Audience

    In general the students were able to demonstrate a large understanding of the content taught throughout the day. There was not one negative response to the day or the actors.

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  •   130 .  
          Posted on 02/06/2016 by , , , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    We opted out of the 'whipping' scene. I can only imagine that most primary schools would do this (I'm sure you could only imagine the backlash from parents). I know that this was actually what used to happen, and it also used to be recreated at Old Sydney Town, but I think it's something that may need to be removed altogether? All in all, a great show and the kids really enjoyed themselves.

    The Show and Event

    The last session could involve more audience participation, as the students were sitting down for quite a while.

    The Audience

    Students thought it was funny, particularly the drunk man. They thought the story about the girl with the black velvet band was very interesting. They liked the chains and the songs, as well as the gun replicas.