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Bringing More Creativity Into Victorian Classrooms

21 March 2024

The Allan Labor Government is making creative learning more accessible for students across Victoria, with 20 schools from across the state set to learn from leading local artists and creative organisations in their classrooms.

Minister for Creative Industries Colin Brooks today announced this year’s recipients of the Labor Government’s Creative Learning Partnerships program.

From Narrawong to Numurkah and Portland to Pakenham, Victoria’s classrooms will come alive with students working with visual artists, authors, performers and theatre-makers on projects that explore new ways to learn curriculum subjects including maths, English and history while learning new and expressive creative skills.

Launching in Term 2, this year’s Creative Learning Partnerships program recipients include Dandenong South Primary School which has partnered withmusic producer Jason Holmes to help students explore how digital technology, linguistics, maths and music connect with writing, composing and recording original songs.

Clunes Primary School will work with circus and physical performers Asking For Trouble to write and create a performance inspired by historical stories of young adventurers overcoming challenges, linked with student’s own personal discoveries and stories.

Students at Port Phillip Specialist School will collaborate with acclaimed performance group Rawcus on an inclusive art project using sound, visuals and storytelling to create a live performance that shares the story of their lives.

Other schools across Victoria are set to explore dance, filmmaking and music to learn more about themes ranging from ecology to technology, literacy and community.

For a full list of recipients visit creative.vic.gov.au/funding-opportunities.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Colin Brooks

“We’re making sure more students across Victoria have the opportunity to learn creative skills and tap into a different type of interactive and expressive learning in the classroom.”

“This program benefits students, teachers and the whole school community while boosting the jobs pipeline for Victorian creative workers, connecting the education sector and the creative industry.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Education Ben Carroll

“Every student should have the tools they need to connect with learning and this program is giving more students meaningful creative learning experiences that help bring the curriculum to life.”

Reviewed 21 March 2024

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