Thank you so much and WOW what an impact your show had on our Year 2 children. They engaged with and completely related to each of the characters and their intended role in the story.
We wrote some reflections after the show and they were so enthusiastic to tell us about what Captain Immune did and who the Bad Bugs were but especially Sneaky Sweetie. I have heard many children chant the “Sometimes… or No Way!” chant when referring to different foods.
However, I think the real proof of the impact of your show was evident during our three-way conferences. The parents were aware of the show and all the characters. They reported that their children were actively trying foods of all colours and could tell them the purpose of eating that food. Many children have been to parties or reported to Mum or Dad that “Sneaky Sweetie” was whispering in their ear and they needed to choose healthier foods. Others have expressed their concern that there were some bad bugs in their tummy and they needed to eat some healthy food to make them better. So as you can see you have made an impact on many of the children and the parents truly appreciate the raised awareness of their children in regards to healthy eating.
The teachers would also like to say what a fabulous job you did with our classes. You had them interested and motivated to listen. They loved dressing up and really related to each of the characters. It enabled us to continue in our classroom and make some links to food that we would not have thought of doing, especially the different colours of foods.
So thank you and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again next year should we again be looking at healthy eating.
Roslyn Sullivan Year 2 Team Leader, Year 2B Class Teacher, John Paul College, Daisy Hill, QLD, Email received 03.04.11