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2018 Camp Quality Puppets

​Kirsten holding Rolphy (Monkey on a Chair Program) with Mr Perrin
Laughter is the best medicine
(Story written by Mrs Judi Chatwood, our Media liaison officer)
The Camp Quality puppet show visited Blackbutt State School last week to help students understand how cancer can affect families.
At our school, there are some families who are affected by cancer and this whole school incursion was organized to support our school community.
The Camp Quality puppets delivered the compelling message that laughter is often the best medicine during illness.
Our students were shown answers to all the difficult questions kids have about cancer.
In a fun and interactive way, the Camp Quality puppet team helped dispel the common myths around cancer.
They also taught our students how to be supportive and understanding of other kids living with cancer – all of which helps prevent bullying and exclusion.
Preps to Year 1 students watched the show at 11.30am, followed at 12.30pm by our Year 2-6 students.
Principal Mrs Gayle Williamson said Camp Quality believed every child impacted by cancer, whether their own diagnosis or that of a family member, had the opportunity to thrive.
“The Camp Quality team believe implicitly that laughter is the best medicine,” Mrs Williamson said.
 “Laughter and optimism combined are essential for children and their families to not only cope, but thrive.
“The program helps develop life skills and strengthen the wellbeing of children from 0-13 years growing up with cancer, and their families.”