Victorian students will have the opportunity to explore some of Victoria’s leading galleries and theatres as part of this year’s Education Week, with the theme celebrate the arts.
Running from the 20 to 26 May, Education Week will give students the opportunity to take part in a calendar of free activities across the state hosted by arts and cultural organisations including the National Gallery of Victoria, Circus Oz and Sovereign Hill Gold Museum.
Now in its 74th year, Education Week is also an opportunity for schools and early childhood services to open their doors to the community and showcase what is being done to drive student excellence in the arts.
The ability to think critically and creatively will help students improve in all subjects and provide skills they need for jobs in a global, high-tech and changing economy.
Research shows student engagement in the arts can help improve educational outcomes and opportunities by boosting motivation and creativity, building confidence, self-esteem, leadership and cooperation skills, as well as forging friendships and a sense of belonging.
For more information and to learn more about the range of activities on offer during Education Week, go to
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“This year’s Education Week theme is about celebrating the arts and it’s wonderful to see that so many schools across the state are taking part.”
“We know kids thrive intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically when studying arts. That’s why we’re boosting student engagement and achievement in our schools across dance, drama, music, visual arts and media arts.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020