Productions Suitable for Primary School Students
1) HER STORY – lasts forty five minutes at the Cascades Female Factory. Students accompany, the newly arrived convict woman, Mary James as she lives her experiences around the punitive yards of the Female Factory.
Grades Three onwards can gain huge understanding from our Her Story performance. Her Story is interactive and there is plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.
OR to save money on coach travel – Live History can bring Her Story to your school!
2) THE OLD SCHOOL – lasts for thirty minutes at your school.
This makes a terrific special event for School Anniversaries or Concerts! It is also ideal to incorporate in a unit on History. Live History Productions will come to your school and re-enact a 19th century classroom. Our unique presentation will give students the opportunity to experience school as it was back then. Students fully participate in the classroom activities and gain a memorable understanding of Old School life. They are encouraged to dress in the costume of the time and will meet the Headmaster and their teacher. The words of “God Save our Gracious Queen” and the old school bell, will ring out again! Memory verses, copy books … and did we mention the cane? Suggested only!!
3) THE SHEEP’S BACK
Important adjunct to both history and literature units.
Australian classic verse by Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson is brought to life by professional actors in this unique presentation of the history of sheep and shearing. Pioneer life will be portrayed to encourage students to think about life back then. Questions and answers with the actors.
4) HER STORY is very suitable for secondary students: This unique presentation will bring the Female Factory to life for them in a way which will engage them! Adults and students alike are totally engaged in Her Story.
Expose your students to this unique performances as a way of not only expanding their understanding of history, but of theatre and the arts! Without exception, students at all levels of education gain from the Live History experience.
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National History Curriculum
With the new national History Curriculum focusing on Australian history for our Primary Middle school grades our production of The Old School is really coming into its own. Likewise, secondary students studying our Australian literature and poetry need to see The Sheep’s Back.
Recently, The Old School lived again through New Town Primary’s 2 Grade 3 classes. Rather than go to their school and convert a classroom into a space resembling something from the 19th century, the location of the school meant students could simply walk over to the St John’s complex. There, we had the use of the old Sunday School’s convict -built sandstone building.
Stephen Hughes and his wife Maria ran the New Town State School from 1862 – 1888.
Their lives were re-lived as the old school bell rang out again. On being questioned afterwards, the children all agreed that “it’s better now and we are glad we don’t get the cane!” (by the way nobody did get the cane on the day it was only suggested!)
Reviews for Live History Productions :
“Brilliant”- Huonville Primary School
“That was fantastic – we’re coming again next year!” – Somerset College, Queensland
“The kids were so quiet, you could hear a pin drop!” – Youngtown Primary School, Launceston.
” A Fantastic experience for our Grades Nine and Ten History Group. They and we, really enjoyed it. Strongly recommended” – Kings Meadows High School, Launceston.