Rainbow Backpack School Series

OOSH Workshops 

 

Rockstar Lauren & Lollipop dancing

Children always answer this question in the same way. 

‘What do you want to be when you grow up?”  

You might expect that you will get lots of options and different answers from kids for this question, right?  

WRONG.  

In the last few years now, children I talk with answer this question in this ONE way:  

FAMOUS.  

That’s what they are into. They all want to be Rock Stars.  

I am guessing they get the idea for that from the MANY TV Shows that are reality TV or singing contests, or just from having a phone with a camera on them at all times. They know how to pose for selfies better than I do, and I am an adult!  

But how do you empower a child if all they want is to be famous…   

Can you give them a present of 100 extra followers on Instagram? How about more likes on their posts?  

“Hey Indi! For your 8th birthday I got you 10 new Facebook friends!”   

So instead of fighting this trend… we have created a really cool EXPERIENCE for them.  

That helps them FEEL FAMOUS and be a star.  

 And this is the EXPERIENCE they receive with Make me a Rockstar. That not only has them feeling like a star, but teaches them skills according to the learning outcomes, making programming super easy for you!

Singing, dancing, drama, storytelling, games and activities centred around themes such as confidence, self esteem, creativity, and practical exercises to teach them about their voice, and how to be a ROCKSTAR!

From 1.5 hours to a full day we will have them ROCKING out just like they’re famous!

Check out our programs… 

Highlights

  • Develop creativity, performance, improvisation and communication skills
  • Improve and build confidence and self esteem
  • Learn how to work together as a team and individually
  • Encourage positive social and life skills
  • Encourage peer interaction 

My Time Our Place Framework

I love the power of music, and that I get to invest into the next generation of amazing Rockstars! I too was a little Rockstar..a bit shy in primary school, and came gloriously out of my shell in high school.. although I still lacked the confidence in myself for many years after.

Whether they love to sing, dance, act, shy away from or love the spotlight, they will LOVE our encouraging, entertaining and educational School Holiday workshops and term programs. And you will love it too, because they follow the MTOP framework too.

  • OUTCOME 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
    – Children engage in activities that allow them to express themselves creatively and with curiosity, building their skills in the performing arts, resulting in more confidence and self-esteem
    – An environment that fosters fun and encouragement, leading to holistic emotional well-being and resilience
    – Children are part of the decision making process, contributing to their own learning and those of their peers. They are able to openly express their feelings and ideas in their interactions with others, and respond appropriately to the ideas of others
    – Children engage with a talk on anti-bullying, the puppets teaching children about confidence, self-esteem and how to treat others. Children develop a sense of belonging as they interact with the story, seeing themselves as the characters in the story. They develop a well-rounded view of the world and how others and themselves are perceived
    – Children build healthy relationships with their peers and educators through team-building activities
    – Children are encouraged in stepping outside of their comfort zone, doing activities that stretch them. Every child is encouraged to participate whether it be performing on a microphone, taking photos/videos, being a DJ and assisting with the music or being a helper during the performance process, increasing their leadership skills.
    – Children are able to confidently explore and engage with social and physical environments, working collaboratively with others
    – Children are encouraged to persist when faced with challenges and when first attempts are not successful. They are encouraged to show interest in others, and work together as part of a group.
  • OUTCOME 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
    – Children are encouraged to cooperate with others, negotiating roles and relationships during the workshop
    – Children build on their own social experiences to explore other ways of being
    – Children learn to ‘read’ the behaviours of others and respond appropriately
    – Children are encouraged to foster an environment of positivity, listening to others suggestions and working together
    – Through storytelling the children learn about acceptance of others’ cultures and ideas, developing their understanding about diversity and inclusivity
    – Children are encouraged in recycling as they are shown the banner and guitar making activities
  • OUTCOME 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
    – Children are encouraged to work in teams, building trust and confidence. They are also encouraged to celebrate the performances of their peers, and even staff. Children are encouraged not to compare themselves with others, but rather celebrate their own efforts or achievements even if they might not feel so confident at the beginning. They are endorsed in managing their emotions and being able to care for the needs of others
    – Developing fine and gross motor skills through performing arts activities, movement and play
  • OUTCOME 4: Children are confident and involved learners
    – A variety of play experiences allow children to gain confidence and skills in the performing arts. They are encouraged to freely follow and extend their own interests with enthusiasm, curiosity, energy and concentration
    – Children are encouraged to investigate, imagine and explore ideas, even if they are out of their comfort zone
    – Children are given the opportunity to initiate and lead activities and experiences
    – Some children are shown how to use the equipment and music, gaining in skills in technology. All children are taught about using the microphones and equipment correctly and to it’s best capability. Children are encouraged to ask questions around the system
  • OUTCOME 5: Children are effective communicators
    – Children are encouraged throughout the workshop to engage in conversations with others, working well together using verbal and non-verbal communication
    – Children interact with others to explore ideas and concepts, clarify ad challenge thinking, debate, negotiate and share new understandings. Children are able to express needs, develop conflict resolution skills and be able to follow directions
    – Children enjoy stories, lyrics and different styles of music, discussing their likes and dislikes with others
    – Children are able to express meaning using photography, dance, drama and music
    – Children are encouraged in banner and guitar making art and craft skills 

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School Holiday Workshops 

RockStar Workshop

Do you have children at your centre that love dazzling everyone with their singing skills and creativity? Do you have some children who need a confidence boost?

They will love the Rockstar workshop! 

Children will gain confidence, building their self-esteem through story-telling and performance skills. This workshop is great for all ages, and engages many of the children, even the ones that are really shy and don’t like performing as they become DJ, photographer, head up the banner/guitar making or costume and design or be our host for the show.

    • Vocal and Microphone technique
    • Group dances 
    • Storytelling with puppets speaking on confidence and self-esteem
    • Rockstar tips and tricks/vocal health
    • Harmonies/rhythms 
    • Dress-ups
    • Singing on microphones
    • Performance skills
    • Fun games and activities including decorating guitars/banner making
    • Music quizzes
    • All audio, sound equipment and fun lights provided.

    Investment: From $10 per child  

    RockStar “Free For All” Workshop

    Do your children love getting creative with instruments? Do they need to learn to listen and work together better?

    If they love music and play instruments already they will love this workshop! And even if they have played an instrument before children are encouraged to try something new without judgement.

    Children will muck around with old beaten up and new instruments, and use random objects to creatively make their own sounds.. Yes, even pebbles into a bucket can make a sound because music is all around us! Children will have fun getting creative as they collaboratively work in small groups.

    This workshop is fun for both children, and even the educators who are found to get involved. 

    Investment: Extra $100 for the hour at the end or can be a 1.5 or 2 hour workshop (depending on numbers) if preferable for $10 per head

    Dramatic Arts Workshop

    Do you have budding actors in your centre? Do you feel like the children could work better together? Would they benefit from learning skills in the performing arts?

     As well as getting their hair sprayed and exploring using balloons, the children will love the Dramatic Arts workshop, gaining skills in improvisation, character building, staging, blocking and more. This workshop is great for getting children to work better together, building trust and resilience. 

    Storytelling, script interpretation and skits is just the start!

    • Drama and improvisation activities
    • Voice projection
    • Balloons
    • Coloured hairspray
    • Confidence and team building group activities
    • Dress-ups
    • Fun games and activities
    • All audio, sound equipment and fun lights provided.

     Investment: From $12 per child 

    Movie Workshop

     Looking for a full day workshop?  

     Check out our Movie workshop, where the children will act in front of the green screen, turning the footage into a film for them to watch after.

     Children will be given the opportunity to act in groups, watch the editing process, be part of a special effects video clip and learn how to bring everything together at the end. Children will gain confidence and self esteem as they act in front of the screen. 

    • Green screen
    • Lights
    • Special effects
    • Video editing
    • Performing arts activities
    • Hairspray
    • Balloons
    • Dancing
    • Competition with prizes
    • Dress-ups
    • Link to the performance after the workshop

     When booking this workshop please ensure children don’t wear green on the day as they will look invisible 😉 

    Investment: $20 per child, minimum $880 for the day  

    Media Workshop

    If the children at your centre have ever wanted to be in a movie, make a movie, or are always making movies they will love the Music and Media special effects workshop.

    Children will be given the opportunity to dance in groups, explore the green screen, watch the editing process and be part of a special effects video clip, learning how the famous filmmakers do it. 

    Gain confidence, learn about media and special effects while having fun!

    • Green screen
    • Special effects
    • Video editing
    • Music and performance
    • Dancing
    • Competition with prizes
    • Link to the performance after the workshop

    Investment: From $14 per child

    Term Weekly Workshops

    If you’d love to have some new Covid safe ideas for your centre this or next term, we have some amazing afternoon programs that line up with the MTOP learning outcomes.

    They will not only have your children having fun and learning something new, but will assist you with programming, making your week that much easier, especially with everything that’s happening at the moment. 

    RockStar Afternoons  

    If your centre is looking for a flexible weekly program that engages your children and gets them working better together, you can’t go past our Rockstar Afternoons program. 

    Singing, dancing, and drama, with activities around performing arts, the children will gain confidence and self-esteem while having fun with their friends.. and bonus! You get that paperwork done that you’ve been wanting to get finished! Guaranteed to be something different to break up their week, children will develop their gross motor skills and learn to work together as a team, building their confidence and self esteem through group singing, with vocal and microphone technique and fun drama activities. 

    ONLINE SESSIONS
    If you aren’t able to have any incursions yet, we can also arrange interactive Zoom sessions as well. For as little as $100 per week for 2 hosts, and activities to keep them occupied.

    Our zoom sessions also include songwriting sessions, dancing and includes emailed activities and craft you can print for your centre to make it a ‘Rockstar afternoon.’

    ONCE OFF PROGRAM
    Low in funding/worrying about budget? Why not charge parents a small fee to have us come out and run an interactive and Covid Safe 2 hour afternoon program that will have them buzzing before and after? All activities will be run following social distancing and sanitisation rules. There are always lots of options so reply to this email for more information. We would love to hear from you. 

    To enquire or book fill in the form below, we would be happy to help.

    Musical Theatre Afternoons

    If looking for a more serious skill-based program, and have regular attendees at OOSH, our Musical Theatre Afternoons might be just the one for your centre. The children will love the performance at the end of the term too!

    The children will learn skills in drama, movement, and voice projection, improvisation, as well as script writing, and character building/role playing. Children will gain confidence and self esteem as they learn skills in acting, but also learn to work within a script and develop their improvisation skills.

    Previous themes have included  our very own versions of

    “The Greatest Showman,”
    Willy Wonka and the Hummus Factory and
    “The Lion King”.

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