Apr 102012
Jacinta and Yamba the Honeyant

Jacinta and Yamba the Honeyant

Communities in South West Queensland will soon get the chance to meet Yamba the Honeyant and best friend Jacinta Price as part of the Australian Government’s Live Longer! campaign.

Imparja Television is set to kick off its South West Roadshow this April, transforming the popular children’s television program Yamba’s Playtime into a musical stage show.

A first for the South West, the roadshow will feature Yamba and Jacinta in 30 minute musical stage shows focusing on healthy living messages. Expect lively musical numbers such as Yamba’s Roadshow Rap and Ngapa Kapi.

Aimed toward preschool children, the messages will highlight the importance of healthy eating, exercise and hygiene. The Reading Bugs will also be on hand to dance with the kids as part of the Queensland Health program promoting early childhood reading. In some towns, a healthy fruit morning tea, health stalls and information will also be available.

Performances will be filmed on the day, with footage being used on Imparja Television as well as healthy living packages on Yamba’s Playtime.

The roadshow will begin in Charleville and continue through to Roma. Yamba and the gang will also make a special visit to Mitchell to bring some cheer to children affected by the recent floods.

Public appearance schedule:
Friday 20th April (10:00am): Charleville CWAATSICH (Charleville and Western Area Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Health Ltd)
Monday 23rd April (9:30am): Bulloo Park – Quilpie
Tuesday 24th April (9:30am): Centenary Park – Cunnamulla
Thursday 26th April (9:30am): St Patrick’s School Hall – St George
Friday 27th April (10:00am): Recreation Centre – Roma

School visit schedule:
Friday 20th April (1.00pm): Charleville School of Distance Education
Tuesday 24th April (2.45pm): Bollon State School
Monday 30th April (9.30am): Mitchell State School
Monday 30th April (10.15am): St Patrick’s School, Mitchell

The team at Imparja have also been busy compiling a number of themed animations, with the latest clip focusing on the health benefits of bush tucker.

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