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.
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.
The puppet shows
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.
- The Big Party caters to preschool to lower primary students (up to Year 2)
- The Big Score is aimed at upper primary students (Year 3 to Year 6)
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:
- You can’t catch cancer from someone else
- Treatments and side-effects of cancer
- How to be supportive of someone facing cancer
- The importance of recognising our own strengths and the power of positivity