On the theme of all things Green... Nickelodeon’s “Slimefest” was a record-breaking hit.
Out & About with kids was hard at work making sure you have all the inside goss from one of the goopiest events ever. Fun and fabulous performances from hot local talent including Reece Mastin, Jessica Mauboy, Stan Walker, Justice Crew, Johnny Ruffo and Christina Parie had the glittering audience screaming for more.
Regular dousing and squirting and dunking with slime and feathers had everyone smiling and coated vibrant green ...including all the good-natured celebrities.
A Guinness World Records Official witnessed and verified that 3026 Australian kids and tweens were slimed simultaneously.
We even managed to get an unavoidable dollop.
However in Out & About with Kids books the shining stars of the show were the amazing hosts Luke and Wyatt from Camp Orange fame. They chatted, danced, wooed and enjoyed their time in from of the camera making everyone love them. They then did the same to us in the Media room afterwards in a one-on-one interview with our junior journo Tori.
Fun and games were had by all but there was a serious side to the event. The show launched SpongeBob’s “Dare to Be Square!" campaign, providing a strong message to promote positivity and inclusiveness. In a round world there is one hero who dares to be square. One hero who dares to be himself.
Inspired by SpongeBob, Nickelodeon (Nick) invites the kids of the world to band together in a celebration of positivity, optimism, and being an individual. Nick is calling on kids to “throw a square in the air” with their hands to show the power of positivity. Throw a square in the air to show you care!
We took some time to talk to Luke and Wyatt about this message and got some great “share ‘square in the air” photos for you from the Media room. They humbly talked about wanting all kids to be feel safe and strong no matter who or what they were. Even a little moment of serious sharing when they told Tori of being bullied at school for being different.
Hey Bullies! Look at them now. These guys are where it’s at. Luke and Wyatt, so good to meet you.