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Bubbles and Supa Squirt Water Saving Show

FREE FOR LOWER HUNTER REGION SCHOOLS

 

The Bubbles and Supa Squirt’s Water Saving Show

has been touring the Hunter Region since 2006. It is presented in collaboration with Hunter Water  and is FREE FOR LOWER HUNTER REGION SCHOOLS. The performance is a  riotous romp highlighting how wasteful we can be with water and promoting simple ways to use less water. It is a 35 minute clown show which is especially suitable for preschool through  to Year 2 students.

The performance incorporates the use of clowning, circus skills, magic, slap stick, music and song to deliver a very entertaining and memorable experience to everyone who sees it, including the teachers. The show centres around Supa Squirt, the Supa Water Saving Man, teaching Bubbles the Clown eight handy hints on how to save water in and around the home while doing everyday tasks. These tasks include showering, bathing, cleaning your teeth and flushing the toilet as well as jobs in the yard. Bubbles even turns into a ‘drip detective’ to find the leaking tap. As Bubbles learns along the way so do the children in the audience.

The Water Cycle is explained in a very unique offshore merchant account payment gateway way and we also play the Catchment Game as a role play demonstration of what a catchment is and how it works. An indoor area with electricity supply is required. Your school hall, library, double classroom would be suitable. We allow a set up time of 30 minutes. Performance time is 35 minutes.


FEEDBACK

The Bubbles & Super Squirt show thoroughly exceeded our expectations. The show was professionally presented and orchestrated. All aspects on the whys and hows of water saving were covered in detail in an amusing and entertaining fashion. All students from Years K – 6 were totally engaged and benefited from the show.
The teachers were also entertained. Congratulations on presenting a well balanced, informative and entertaining production.

Nords Wharf Public School 23rd August, 2006

 

What a great show! Interactive, held the children’s attention, funny, creative and educational. Well communicated.
Enthralled the audience. Skilled and professional presenters!

Toronto Public School 10th September, 2007

 

This was a really fun performance that the teachers enjoyed as much as the students. it also left the students with some simple,
clear messages on saving water and why it is important .

Abermain Public School 8th November, 2007

 

It was the best show ever. I loved the acting. We loved the props.  Both teachers and the children adored the performance.
Witty, charming and entertaining.

New Lambton Public School 13th May, 2008

 

We had the show at St Benedict’s Edgeworth this morning. Wow!!! What a fantastic performance. Busy, bright, tons of laughs and all with an important message.
Well done. The colouring-in books are great for follow-up. All involved are to be congratulated. Cheers

Mark Hornby-Howell Principal 13th August, 2008

 

It was well received by the students and teachers. Very funny and good content which was remembered once they were back in the classroom.
Humour makes learning easy!

Charlestown East Public School 10th March 2009

 

The children loved the performance. They were well entertained and responded well to the characters.
The 8 messages were displayed and explained well.

St. Theresa’s New Lambton 3rd March, 2010

 

Congratulations on such a wonderful show. The performers expertise, knowledge and interaction with the children
was a joy to watch! Many thanks.

Mayfield West Public School 2nd June, 2010

 

Thank you both for a captivating performance with strong messages for the children. Very well done!

Holy Cross Glendale 3rd November, 2011

 

Ship O’ Fools are a professional group who always deliver quality outcomes in a most entertaining way. Bravo!

Marks Point Public School 7th November, 2011

 

They loved it! Fantastic, high energy, great audience participation.

Dudley Public School 22nd March, 2012

 

The students really enjoyed the  performance. They were all talking about the content after the show which was great!
Thank you, the students loved it and got a lot out of it. Covered all aspects!

Medowie Public School 14th March, 2012

 

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Trash & Treasure Show (Especially suited to Preschoolers)

Highly succesfull 40 performance tour of  LMCC area March to June 2017.

Buccaneer Bob turns ‘Eco Pirate’ after he is shipwrecked and ends up tangled in garbage.

He sets out to find the culprit, First Mate Bubbles the Clown, to teach her to stop littering, avoid packaging, reduce waste and to re-use and recycle whatever she can. By teaching Bubbles to sort her TRASH correctly, into the right bins, she, in turn, learns to TREASURE her environment

Bubbles learns to:

  1. Reduce packaging, food waste and litter…bin it, take it with you, take or bin extra
  2. Use green bags instead of plastic bags
  3. Rules for sorting garbage-The 3 bin system is fully explained and demonstrated using magic, clowning and juggling routines. We encompass the rules for sorting garbage into the red, yellow and green lid bins and the importance of getting it right. The rules are then cemented in the children’s memory with audience participation in a ‘sorting contest’. The ‘Bin Inspector’ checks the contents explaining the consequences of breaking the rules…increase in landfill, effect on the oceans and marine life.
  4. We go on to mention the benefits of composting along with the benefits of walking, riding (with unicycle riding) and car pooling to help to keep the planet clean.

Magic, clowning and song are ‘littered’ – excuse the pun – throughout the show to grab the children’s imagination along with their participation by using Buccaneer Bob’s favourite catch cry throughout the performance:

A R R RAvoid – Reuse – Reduce – Recycle

Buccaneer Bob and Bubbles celebrate her new-found knowledge with an inter-active song and dance.    COPYRIGHT MAY 1ST 2014

FEEDBACK

Children loved the performance. Lots of laughs and info. They will talk about it for weeks to come!

Sustainability and respecting the environment outcomes.

Lake Macquarie Early Eduction Preschool 23/5/17

All the children listened and responded very well. Everyone enjoyed the show. The children were fully engaged. Sustainability, music, community involvement and literacy outcomes. Children & educators thought the show was fabulous! Messages for all ages.

Edgeworth Public Preschool 23/5/17

Chrildren were 100% engaged and enjoyed joining in. Sustainable practices, respect for the environment, nude luch boxes. Thank you for providing a high quality educational program for the children to enjoy.

Carey Bay Preschool 12/5/17

Children were highly engaged enjoying the entertainment and learning. Children were more than willing to participate. Children become resposible for their environment. Children learn to develop confidence for self identities. Children learn to be part of a community and positively contribute to that community. Fantastic! Two children who do not usually participate in incursions were smiling and putting up a hand to be chosen to help during the show:)

Wandiyali Child Care Centre 10/5/17

 

SELC COOK S HILL 4

CLOWN / CIRCUS / JUST FOR FUN SHOWS

Perfect as an example for your entertainment unit or as an end of term or year reward.

WILLIAM DOODROP

is one of Chris’s more popular characters. He performs juggling with balls, clubs, cricket bats and machetes. He does hat tricks, performs magic, rides and juggles on his 6′ unicycle and interacts with the audience ‘off the cuff’ to great amusing effect.

BUBBLES THE CLOWN

is one of my favourite characters. She is Mr. Doodrop’s side-kick and torments him no end! Chris and I work together to compliment each others performances with slap-stick, partner juggling and adding mood music via the saxophone throughout the show where appropriate and work off-the-cuff very effectively together. We can read each others mind like a book and I usually know what Mr. Doodrop is going to say before he does- sometimes I even say it for him!


Workshops

CHRIS KELLY

has been performing professionally for many years. He has a B.A. with majors in Drama and Classical Civilisations from Newcastle University having graduated in 1982. In 1983 he travelled to Northern California in the United States to undertake a year-long full-time intensive study of Commedia dell’Arte at the Commedia dell’Arte School of Mime, Comedy and Physical Performance. He toured Northern California in Moliere’s “The Flying Doctor” in which he played the lead role. Since that time he has performed many hundreds of shows which are all heavily influenced by the Commedia dell’Arte style. This theatre style is his passion and forte and he enjoys nothing more than passing on his expertise in this field. His workshops never fall short of expectations whilst his enthusiasm and passion for the style permeates every participant.


Commedia Masks

COMMEDIA dell’ARTE (comedy of the professional actor)

originated in the sixteenth century in Italy. For the next two hundred and fifty years it was the most popular form of theatre in Europe. Because the performers wore leather masks, their style of theatre was larger than life – very much like a cartoon. The actors themselves were gifted in many aspects of performance i.e: music, acrobatics, circus skills, mime and poetry which they used to enhance their productions.

Originally performing in the streets and market places, they became so popular that they performed regularly in the Royal Courts of Europe. In fact, Louis XIV was one of their patrons. This style of performance is energetic, exciting and a lot of fun. Commedia dell’Arte is the best foundation for all forms of theatre. Their influences can be seen on Shakespeare and the Moliere through to the Marx Brothers and The Young Ones just to name a few.


Cyril the Clown

CLOWNING

is another of Chris’ passions. There is a clown in all of us and Chris’ techniques for it’s discovery are limitless. It is another facet of his expertise which he unleashes regularly in his Clowning and Circus workshops.Click here to read testimonials from Take Control and Links to Learning youth workshops.

If you would like more information about Chris’ workshops, please contact us.