Seen by over 45,000 students each year with over 330 performances a year nationwide
We have programs which support delivery of the “Wellbeing Culture” and “Increased Mental Health Literacy” objectives in the National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Our programs are prevention focused and help students to develop tools so they can cope and have strategies to use when they are struggling.
Aside from our retelling of classic fairy tales, we specialise in adapting Australian children’s books for live performances. Where possible we use Australian children’s books as stimulus for our wellbeing programs. Meaning you get cross curricular benefits from our programs.
Check out our options for your Book Week celebrations.
We provide programs that support student wellbeing and literacy by celebrating Australian stories.
HOW TEACHERS RATE US
Student engagement 9.1 / 10
Content 9.1 / 10
Quality of performance 9.4 / 10
We are Australian owned and operated by qualified teachers and perform across the East Coast, Regional NSW & VIC, ACT, SA and TAS.
Already for this year we’re booked to perform as far north as Cairns, in remote regional areas such as Bourke, and throughout regional VIC, NSW, QLD, SA and TAS.
“The performance supported our well being program and assisted in helping students to learn about regulating their emotions. It taught them the importance of recognising their feelings and speaking with someone when their feelings become overwhelming.”
– Wallarano Primary School Noble Park, VIC
“Wonderful that children are exposed to such relevant mental health issues through quality drama.”
– St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie, NSW
“Excellent opportunities for all children to participate. Age
appropriate to help embed learning how to manage emotions.”
– St Stephen’s College, Upper Coomera, QLD
“I have one particular student who often experiences ‘the huffs’. You made his day. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!”
– Gayndah State School, QLD
Bully Bull Ring:
“Good lessons that apply to (students) everyday activities”
– Beaumaris Primary School, VIC
“A great way to connect Program Achieve to bullying”
– Larmenier Catholic Primary School, TAS
“A strong message which was clearly understood”
– Birchip School, VIC
“Another high quality production. The standard of
performance was excellent.”
– St Mary’s Catholic School, Bairnsdale, VIC
Fairy Tales & Puppetry:
“Visually engaging for students, excellent puppets, catchy songs. I enjoyed the costumes, music and puppets, an entertaining performance.”
– Glenroy West Primary School, VIC
“So much fun, children very engaged, definitely recommend to other early years educators. Direct curriculum links – Responding to texts and identifying features of texts. Retelling events forms texts, retelling through performance and innovating through play.
Children learning through an age appropriate humorous and playful experience.”
– Jindalee State School, Jindalee QLD
“It was engaging and funny. The presenters showed students how the puppets worked and how they could make them at home…”
– Pallara State School, QLD
“This performance sets us up for our Fairytale Literacy unit.”
– Wallarano Primary School, Noble Park VIC
“Great Book Week activity. Students were able to compare performance to book and get a deeper understanding of
– St Joseph’s PS, Springvale VIC
“Awesome show! One of the best shows we have seen at our school!! All the students AND teachers were engaged.
…performers checked in… with the students to check for understanding of the message from the story.”
– Palm Beach State School, QLD
“A number of students asked after the book post performance. They saw how to capture a story in a dramatic way.”
– St Vincent’s PS, Ashfield NSW
“Another wonderful performance…Meerkat Productions
never fails to engage and impress. [Students] were blown away by how much two people could do. It made them think differently. …very age appropriate.”
– Maranatha Christian School, Officer VIC
“We all loved it…the “Aussie” interpretation was wonderful.”
– Brighton Grammar School, VIC
“The show was wonderful. The children were engaged in the presentation and were very keen to be involved.”
– St Monica’s PS, Moonee Ponds, VIC
“Fantastic show! Wonderful performers who really engaged with audience. Christmas spirit abounds – great costuming and characters. After-show question time was also good – encouraging thinking about how a show is actually presented.”
– Clemton Park PS, NSW