Once upon a time in a far-away forest, where the rain pours from the sky at one hundred buckets per second,
there lived an ancient bird left behind from the time of Dinosaurs. His name was Carnaby the Cassowary.
Carnaby had a beautiful blue neck and silky fine feathers. He ate blue seeds, seeds called cerebra floribunda
and spread them through the rainforest, delivering them to new areas potted in poo batches to grow into big
The forest in which Carnaby lived was very beautiful, so lots and lots of people would come to visit from all
over the world to see the trees, the plants, the flowers and the animals. Of course, Carnaby wasn’t the only
animal in the forest. He lived with his friends Watson the Wallaby and Ringo the Ring-tailed Possum, and
together they took care of their home.
As more and more people visited the forest for the fresh cool air underneath the canopy of the giant exotic
branches full of leaves, they would sometimes accidentally drop bits of food and rubbish. Sometimes the
people in the forest would even drop their rubbish on purpose!
A play about becoming who you are, TYC Education brings another celebrated piece of interactive children's theatre to our region exploring positive environmental decisions.
IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCE SEASON DETAILS
Available Dates: To suit your school
Venue: At your School
Cost: $5 per student (min numbers apply)
Duration: 30mins - 50mins
Recommended Grades: Prep - Year 6
Contact us today to organise your in-school show today!
Ph: 40 414066
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST
Born in London in 1972, Hayley Gillespie relocated to Cairns in 1996. She has been a professional artist since 1989, in a variety of guises. From theatre and set design, artwork for London Council and Royal Park's, and designing and decorating children's furniture for the exclusive retail stores of London. In Australia she has worked in painted advertising, brochure design, signs and murals. Deciding to concentrate on canvas in 2003, she has drawn inspiration from her own childhood in
1970`s, Australia`s colours and lifestyle, and the iconography of both. She has a live model who
comes home from school everyday, full of material which is incorporated into her work. Each painting
is executed in her favourite acrylic, or oil and signed with an unobtrusive "HJ".
LEARNING AREAS: English, The Arts, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education
GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding
THEMES: Facing Fears, Positive Thinking, Perseverance, Sustainability and the Environment, Reading and Literacy, Drama, Music, Dance
PLUS A PRE-SHOW BOOK TALK AND POST-SHOW AUDIENCE DISCUSSION