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Zac James and Courtney Turner

Constable Care tours the Goldfields

This week Constable Care is visiting the children of Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie to teach them the skills they need to stay safe.

Constable Care and his performers will engage children on important topics such as road safety, cyber safety, protective behaviours, cultural diversity and bullying at eight local primary schools.

“Constable Care shows give students the skills they need to make good decisions about their safety,” said Constable Care performer and Wongi man Zac James. “Each performance has a really important message. It’s great to be able to bring these shows to my hometown.”

One of the shows to be presented is anti-bullying performance ‘Frenemies.’ This show uses an approach called Forum Theatre which encourages students to collaborate with the actors to role-play solutions to issues such as bullying.

“Approximately one in four Australian students between years 4 and 9 experience regular bullying and this can have long-term effects on their mental health,” said CCCSF CEO David Gribble.

“Frenemies encourages students to put themselves in another person’s shoes and practice empathy. Instead of spectators the students become ‘spect-actors’. They will have a chance to get up on stage and play out their ideas. This empowers them to make decisions about what kind of school, community and world they would like to live in,” said Mr Gribble.

Constable Care is visiting St Mary’s Primary School, Kalgoorlie Primary School, South Kalgoorlie Primary School, East Kalgoorlie Primary School, O’Connor Primary School, Coolgardie Primary School, CAPS Coolgardie and CAPS Kurrawang.

If you are interested in bringing Constable Care to your school email education@cccsf.org.au or call 9272 0000. 

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