Theme: Mental Health


Picture book author Rick Foster and education expert Andy Parthenopoulos have created a fun, meaningful and engaging incursion for students in Grade 1 to 3 to learn about managing worries through storytelling, activities and rich discussion.

Using the story of Why Worry Wally? as the basis, the incursion is highly interactive where students learn:

  • that everybody faces worries sometimes, including at school, and that’s OK
  • that talking about worries with trusted people rather than hiding them is the best way to handle them
  • to develop strategies to independently manage minor worries and know when to seek help

Developed in consultation with mental health and education professionals, this meaningful wellbeing incursion complements the Primary School Curriculum, and is supported with resources and giveaways from Kids Helpline.