CLIMB Theatre to perform at Bettendorf Schools Print
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Written by Patrick Webster   
Monday, 01 October 2012 07:52

CLIMB Theatre is bringing its acclaimed programming to Hopewell and Cody Elementary Schools on Thursday, October 11th and Pleasant view and Riverdale Heights Elementary Schools on Friday, October 12th.  Professional actors will be in residence performing CLIMB’s original plays: Bugs and The Bystander.

“Our programs reached nearly 450,000 students in past years,” reports Peg Wetli, founder of CLIMB.  “I believe the quality of our programming is the best it’s ever been.”

Given the serious consequences that arise when a ‘school bullying’ situation exists, more schools are seeking outside programming to teach appropriate techniques to students regarding how to deal with bullying and harassment in and outside the classroom. Each year, CLIMB brings our plays and classes to over 400 schools throughout MN, IA, ND, SD and WI.   Students learn that kids who bully can be any size, come from any background, and girls can bully, too.

“We want students to understand ways to NOT give their power over to kids who bully,” says Buffy Sedlachek, Producer at CLIMB. “Through theatre, students learn how to effectively take a stand against bullying and they also learn that bystanders can have a big impact on creating bully-free schools.”

CLIMB is Creative Learning Ideas for Mind and Body

For over 35 years, CLIMB Theatre has brought quality character education programming into schools and other educational settings. Its mission is to create and perform plays, classes, and other works that inspire and propel young people toward actions that benefit themselves, each other, and the community.  CLIMB's programming is available in a variety of formats, including plays, interactive classroom activities, and professional development workshops for students and administrators.

For more information about CLIMB, visit http://. CLIMB is funded in part by a grant provided the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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