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Introducing Walter Smart and Friends Performances and Workshops

Walter Smart & Friends is bought to you by Smart Approved Water Mark and developed and delivered by International Theatre Company, Gibber. This fabulous program compliments key aims of the F–6 Australian Curriculum for Science and HASS, linking perfectly with the emphasis on sustainability as a priority for study across all learning areas and subjects.

This performance and workshop package covers water supply, treatment, 3Ps, water efficiency and water wise behaviour and more. Gibber Educational have been working in Australian schools since 2013 so the perfect partner to work with us on this.

We are offering councils and water utilities the opportunity to sponsor this education program for their area/schools.

  • The Walter Smart and Friends program aims to;
  • Educate children about how making small changes to our water using behaviour benefits all
  • Motivate them to make small changes
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What can you expect?

This aqua savvy family spend their time finding ways to waste less water every day, The Smarts are on a mission to become smart water champions - inspiring and educating students about water use and waste management.

Aligned to the Australian Curriculum, the 35-minute high energy, pantomime performances and follow on workshops are designed for the whole school which brings the Smart Family to life.

They use original music and songs, comedy, and multimedia to captivate and motivate a young audience.

The whole school can enjoy the Interactive experience, with year two students taking part in a post-performance workshop for a deeper dive into what they’ve learned.

In Gibber’s experience music and songs, particularly for primary school students, is an effective way to help children retain important information.

The performance features characters such as The Water Smart Gran, The Singing Chef and of course Walter Smart himself, the performance uses original music and songs, bold costumes, comedy and multimedia to empower the students to use as much water as needed but never waste it.

Award-winning international costume designers Fox & Shriek have created an exaggerated cartoon-like visual.

The set incorporates a back-projected media screen which is used to ensure a visual learning experience that maximises student learning and reinforces all key learning objectives.

Walter Smart Costumes

Walter Smart and Friends - Costumes by award-winning international costume designers Fox & Shriek have created an exaggerated cartoon-like visual.

Would you like Walter to visit your school?

This educational package is available to councils and water utilities and schools. Fees are offered on a per school basis but are more cost effective when booked as part of a 4 week block - 9 schools a week.

We are ready to take bookings for sessions from Term 2 2021 onwards.

If you would like more information, or you would like to see the scripts for the performance or the workshop, or you would just like to book some sessions for schools in your area, please contact us at

“Our Walter Smart Program aims to increase water literacy and water efficient behaviours amongst young Australians. We are looking forward to delivering great outcomes for students across the country - not to mention a highly entertaining performance”, Chris Philpot CEO Smart Approved WaterMark

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