The CBCA and Perform Education present Book Week in Schools LIVE

Perform! Education

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It was the best incursion...The layout, the actions, getting the students moving mid performance was a great idea. The message was invaluable, I have changed my lesson structure around to incorporate the positive messages.
West Leeming Primary School

The entire show was brilliant, the cast was amazing and so engaging for the students. The students really took to the stories and it had a great message. Awesome presenters, the best so far!
Coomera Anglican College

The 2020 Book Week in Schools musical THE GREATEST DISCOVERY! partners with The Children's Book Council of Australia to celebrate the 2020 theme CURIOUS CREATURES, WILD MINDS

"We are proud to be partnering with an organisation that brings quality educational productions into Primary Schools." CBCA Chair, Professor Margot Hillel OAM.

What’s in the box? That’s the question on everybody’s lips when students bring to school something they’ve uncovered that has been put in a storage box – in a cupboard, in the shed, at the back of an old second hand store… Both Claire and Jonno believe they have found something that is sure to be the winner of ‘Greatest Discovery’ on the day. Is it Jonno whose imagination has run wild or Claire, who has an incredible story to tell, who will win the day? Get ready to cheer, sing, dance and get involved as these two lovable characters go head to head and everyone rushes along with them towards the moment we hear the announcement of who has made The Greatest Discovery!

The Greatest Discovery is a highly interactive incursion where the entire audience will together explore the very best Australian children’s books and the 2020 CBCA Book Week theme: CURIOUS CREATURES, WILD MINDS. Book Week in Schools includes a selection of the CBCA 2020 Short Listed Books , encouraging students to engage with reading in an active and energetic manner and reinforcing the idea of inclusiveness and celebration of endeavour rather than competition outcomes.

There are versions of the show specifically for junior and senior audiences as well as a general show.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. We will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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I've seen many different companies and Book Week shows over the years, but your company does it the best (in every way)!
Carlton Public School

This program is more than brilliant performances by passionate crew; it is a life line and a safety vest that all school should get a hold of and offer students to equip them as they journey through life in what can be an unkind world.
Austin Cove Baptist

I love all the professional contact we have in preparation for our visiting show from Perform! education. Everything is organised so very well.
Central Coast Grammar

Fantastic performance with a real life message which is so applicable for children,Dream Big, be positive, support each other, be persistent, don’t be a dream buster...A great link to the book week books. Inspiring. Lots of fun and student engagement
St. John the Baptist Catholic school

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, English, Health And Physical Education


Self Worth, Managing Success And Challenges, Personal Strengths, Celebrity Culture, Books And Reading, Inclusivity, Equality, Reading And Literacy, Imagination, Drama, Music, Dance 


Comedy, Dance, Drama, Music Theatre, Physical Theatre


60 minutes including discussion time


Price $7.50 (+GST) per student Min. fee $1,125 (+GST) per performance if less than 150 students per performance

School Term:
Term 4


States Available: ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC & WA

Includes Teacher Pack, Digital Games, Student Activities and Parent information - as well as the songs from the show and POSTERS for every school.

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Enquiry/Booking Request