New play tackles classroom bullying
LORETO Nedlands Primary School was the chosen location for the debut of Constable Care’s new show about combating bullying in the classroom.
The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation’s (CCCSF) performance Frenemies helps students in years 4 to 6 develop social skills needed to build confidence in social situations, make friends and develop resilience.
Its first performance was at the Nedlands school last month.
CCCSF chief executive David Gribble said about one in four Australian students between years 4 and 9 experienced regular bullying.
“This can have long-term effects on their mental health, even into adulthood,” he said.
“Even among students who are not bullied, may others will witness bullying but perhaps not feel comfortable speaking up.
“This interactive performance gets kids thinking about the notion of empathy and about how their behaviour can affect other people.”
Frenemies is a free performance available to all WA schools. To book a performance, call 9272 0007.
Constable Care presenters Zari-alicia Osyka and Isaac-peter Townsend with students Khawahishdeep Kaur, Elizabeth Dinku, Zali Newman and Shenae Muckleston.