Bell Students were recently dazzled by two amazing performances done by the one and only, Brett “Ooch” Outchcunis. Oooch entertains the students while teaching them about bullying and friendships. He is a crowd favorite at Bell and we were excited to be able to bring him back this year, thanks to our Magic Hat volunteers’ hard work!
On Wednesday, Oct 23rd grades K and 1 saw Ooch’s Superpowers show:
This show takes the children on a journey towards self-confidence and self-expression through Ooch’s personal stories of being bullied. The show’s focus is on the great power each student can develop by using his or her own unique qualities and talents, i.e., “Superpowers”, as Ooch calls them. These newfound “powers” are then applied to common bullying scenarios. Ooch draws parallels to the attributes of superheroes, and leaves his audience feeling “super”. Just as Superman is bullet-proof, Ooch’s audience learns to become “WORD-proof”.
The Super-POWER Show focuses on:
- The definition of bullying
- How to realize when we are being a bully
- Why we get bullied
- What to do during and after we’ve been bullied
- What to do to stop bullying
- The power of the bystander
- The importance of reporting the incident directly after it happens
On Thursday, Oct 24th grades 2 and 3 saw Ooch’s The Collection show:
Throughout the show, Ooch helps his audience understand why it’s so important to include others in our lives, especially those who get left out from time to time. Like yo-yos themselves, you have to take people for a spin before you can decide if they’re right for you or not. As Ooch demonstrates, it’s impossible to know whether a yo-yo plays well until he actually TRIES it. Every yo-yo and every person is worth a try!
By the end of the show kids will be looking at their peers in a different light – as potential NEW friends that someday might be added to their “collection.”
None of these enrichment opportunities would be available to Bell students without the support of the Magic Hat. This is why it’s so important that Bell families take an hour or two of their time to volunteer at the Magic Hat! Every hour you volunteer is worth over $50 to Bell School students! Thank you to all our amazing volunteers so far this year!