A NEW show combating bullying in the classroom is available to all WA primary schools.
The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation’s (CCCSF) performance, Frenemies, launched last week.
It is intended to help students in years 4 to 6 develop social skills needed to build confidence in social situations, make friends and develop resilience.
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, many 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.
To make a booking, call 9272 0007.
The show will be performed at Rockingham Montessori School on February 23