Bea is scared of everything - sharks, needles, and her beleaguered seaside town crumbling into the ocean. Most fearful, to Bea, is the idea of making a best friend: showing your true, vulnerable, terrified self to another human being.
Suddenly, a shiver of sharks, desperate to save their own souls, presents a predicament actually worth fretting about. Might a real catastrophe prompt Bea to show her classmates just how capable she really is?
School of Sharks is a comedic, eco-conscious work for young people that explores mental health, climate change, friendship, and our relationship to marine animals.
- 60 minutes
- 7 female, 6 male
- Written for actors aged 10-14
- 8 to 12, 12 to 16
- all ages, children
- Australian Script Centre