Pina Passerello, Deputy Principal
What a great visit from the Camp Quality puppets! All of our students
loved seeing the puppets. It's helped in our understanding of how
children with cancer can be supported. We will all be prepared for when
one of our students returns next term, after his cancer treatment.
This puppet show is superb. It delivers a key message in a manner that
is accessible for all. It dispels myths about cancer and raises the
awareness of all people not just those who are directly affected by it.
The presenters were outstanding; passionate, professional, committed,
entertaining and full of enthusiasm. Thank you so much for giving our
students the opportunity to participate and to realise that laughter
really is the best medicine!
I want to thank you for your visit to his school. You made a real difference. Rafael at the end of the show told me: 'Mum I'm a super hero because I'm not afraid of cancer!' That, to me, makes all of your hard work already worth it.
Sophie, Camp Quality Kid
When Camp Quality visited my school and taught the kids about leukaemia like I have the bullying stopped and I was happy.
Year 1 Teacher, QLD
The Program raises awareness amongst their peers about the journey
they’re going on. It allows their peers some understanding of what is
happening to their friend and eliminates some of the preconceived
perceptions these children may have had about children with cancer. In a
sense it 'normalised' living with cancer at a level the children could
connect with. It has also opened the topic up for discussion.
Information is powerful. I find once children have been given
information on the topic, they are understanding and approach things in a
more relaxed and open way than if the topic (cancer) is not discussed.
Year 2 Teacher, WA
I just wanted to let you know that we loved the Camp Quality puppet
show. I thought the actors were terrific & they really took the time
to talk to the kids before & after the show. The messages were well
received & your online resources were great too. Oliver has been
wearing the badge that he was given in his prize pack every day on his
uniform & he is definitely a bit more confident.
Camp Quality recently visited my son's school. The show was brilliant.
The kids and teachers enjoyed the puppets and all learnt something about
Aidan's illness and his changing appearance. It provided an opportunity
for Aidan to catch up with his classmates and a chance for all of us to
open communication with the school and the teachers. To see a smile and
hear laughter from our son was a golden moment. Great job Camp Quality
and the puppets (including Dean). Keep up the good work.
Early Childcare Centre Director, NSW
We have always supported the families affected by cancer at our centre
but this gave us as educators and all the children a better
understanding of what the children and families go through. The program
was presented in a very age appropriate way to the children and the
child affected was able to talk to her peers about what she went
Josh and Mia's Mum
Our warmest thanks for sending the amazing puppets to our
children's school. Both Josh and Mia were full of excitement when I
picked them up and couldn't wait to tell me all about the puppets and
then show me the balloons and fantastic gifts they had been given. Josh
came directly from the hospital and made it just in time to see the
show, so the timing was perfect!
The feedback from the staff and other students has been really
wonderful and we are so grateful to Camp Quality for providing this
fabulous, informative program.
The Camp Quality puppets came to our school today and they were
fantastic! Sibling Matt has just started Year 4 at this school after our
big move from Sydney. He was shy and worried what people will think of
his 'different' sister in prep. This was a positive experience for him,
helping to normalise it for him and his peers. Our sincere thank you
Michele Midgley, Yr 4 teacher
Camp Quality has a focus of helping children and families living with
cancer. They stress the importance of laughing, having fun and special
times together. The presenters clearly presented the message that 'it is
not what we look like that is important, but who we are on the inside'.
There were messages of positive support for friends, resilience and
understanding. It was presented in a fun and educational way that our
students could grasp.
After my son's class had been to their session, one of the younger boys
asked him if he had cancer (it was the first time he was at school
without a hat). Mikey said yes and the boy responded: 'don't worry, your hair will grow back, we just heard all about it!'