Free resources for teachers
Camp Quality works closely with schools and teachers across the country to ensure any child impacted by cancer feels supported.
The fun and interactive show helps schools create supportive communities for any child impacted by cancer – whether they are dealing with their own diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a sibling, mum, dad or carer.
Independent assessment by KPMG in 2020 shows that these powerful performances by the Camp Quality Puppets decrease bullying, absenteeism and mental health issues.
The Cancer Education Program is supported by a suite of educational resources aligned with the Australian Curriculum, Early Learning Framework and state-based curriculums, to carry on the conversation after the puppets have left the stage.
Our Cancer Education Digital Program is also available to schools via streaming platforms.
Our puppets provide interactive cancer education that helps to dispel common misunderstandings about cancer and deliver a shared language to facilitate cancer conversations. There is no cost for the school or students.
There are two shows, written by Julianne O’Brien, aimed at different age groups. They both follow the story of siblings Tom and Ariel as they face a cancer diagnosis in their family.
We can perform up to three shows per day with a maximum of 250 students per session.
Our program relates to kids on their level and explores themes relevant to the cancer experience, including:
A 2020 independent report by KPMG found that for every $1 spent producing our Cancer Education Program, there was a $5 return in social benefit.
The total benefits were measured across the following four key areas:
Our puppet shows help to reduce the likelihood of bullying, confusion, exclusion and anxiety that can follow a cancer diagnosis. For children facing cancer, this makes the transition from hospital back to school a little less daunting. For kids who have a family member with a cancer diagnosis, it helps them relate to their peers, who gain a better understanding of what their family is going through.