Wizards and Knights
Bully Prevention Through Inspiring Entertainment

Target Audience: Preschool-2nd, 3rd-4th, family nights, Residency programs for older students that teaches puppetry, ventriloquism, drumming and performance skills.

Program length: 50 Minutes (optional 10 minute Q & A)

Program Cost: Discounts available for qualifying schools and agencies

  • Bully Prevention, Problem Solving Skills, Reading, Literacy and Fantasy

  • Audiences learn annoying vs. destructive behaviors• Stop, Think and Go: the three steps of problem solving • understand when to tell a trusted responsible adult• learning to use positive self-talk

  • Giant sized dragon and lion puppets promote responsible action, character and citizenship as we bring Elizabeth Winthrop's classic Castle in the Attic to life.

  • Packed with interactive music, intrigue and humor, this program supports the importance of healthy relationship skills for social and academic success.

  • Teacher and parent workshops: Lesley Smith teams up with Dr. Christopher Thurber, a school psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy, board-certified clinical psychologist and founder of Expert Online Training to provide concrete help in the area of bully prevention with family, parent and staff training.  

“ That was the most effective Bully Prevention program I have seen in all my years as a Principal. It made the consequences of bullying real for the entire student body. Your talent is amazing and the program was absolutely outstanding. Thank you!" - Dr. Kenneth B. Cooper, Principal, Doyon Elementary School, Ipswich MA

"The kids are still talking about Sammy Snail... This was such an effective and engaging show for the youngest kindergartner to the "older" fifth graders! A wonderful way to wrap up our conflict resolution work." - Liz Cutler, Small School PTA, Portland ME

Residency Workshops and Performance Inclusion

Puppetry:  Students will be trained in simple puppetry techniques to bring a puppet to life. Children and young adults will learn lip sync, emotions, movement and simple choreography for a live group puppet performance.  

Drumming: Students will be trained in basic African drumming techniques and singing. Drums will be provided.

Workshops Availability: Separately or to be added onto all stage shows for additional cost.  Can be held during school day or after school.  Can be restricted to organization or open to general public. Trained drummers and puppeteers have the option to perform in a live performance in school or open to the public. Minimum of two 1 ½ hr workshop to be included in live performance.