Creative Partnerships Turn Learning Into Art

29 July 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is helping schools across Victoria turn learning into an artform by supporting partnerships with local artists, writers, actors, musicians and museums.

From Coburg to Clunes, 17 Victorian schools have received funding in the inaugural round of the Creative Learning Partnerships program.

The projects are being delivered throughout the year and are seeing schools infuse creativity across the curriculum – with innovative projects helping students learn about history, science, physics, technology, maths and more.

Examples include Rainbow P-12 College, which has partnered with sculptor Alex Sanson to help students learn about force, motion and energy, and use the findings to create a sculpture.

Students at Collingwood College will collaborate with artist and digital games designer Harry Lee on a multimedia project to boost students’ writing and performance skills.

The Creative Learning Partnerships program supports projects that use creativity as a catalyst for student learning. Projects run for a minimum of 20 school days.

For more information about the program and the projects undertaken by grant recipients, visit Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“By combining creativity with our curriculum, we’re giving Victorian students the best learning experience.”

“Whether it’s improving academic results or enhancing student motivation and attendance – these projects are about transforming the learning experience and making sure students can be their best.”

“This program will inspire students right across our Creative State to work alongside renowned artists, creative practitioners and organisations, and create something special.”

Grant Recipients:

  • Birmingham Primary School - Mount Evelyn
  • Clunes Primary School
  • Coburg Primary School
  • Coldstream Primary School
  • Collingwood College
  • Dandenong Primary School
  • Derrinallum P-12 College
  • Eltham Primary School
  • Emerald Secondary College
  • Footscray City Primary School
  • Geelong East Primary School
  • Mooroopna Secondary College
  • Mother of God School - Ardeer
  • Rainbow P-12 College
  • St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre – North Melbourne
  • St Kilda Park Primary School
  • Warrnambool East Primary School

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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