Students in Beeac will get creative and learn new skills with professional artists with thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Creative Learning Partnerships program.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the news that Beeac Primary School is one of 14 across the state selected to take part in the 2021 round of the program.
The Creative Learning Partnerships program pairs schools with professional artists or creative organisations to develop a creative project.
Beeac Primary School will partner with creative professional Penelope Bartlau on a project that will tell digital stories of their environment in a geography-based research and performance project.
Students will have the opportunity to learn skills such as using geo-location technology, performance and production skills, including storytelling and puppetry.
The project will culminate in a performance for their local community.
The Creative Learning Partnerships program is run by Creative Victoria in partnership with the Department of Education and Training. For the full list of participating schools and creative partners, visit creative.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Congratulations to the participating students and staff at Beeac Primary School, as well as Penelope Bartlau. Beyond benefiting each creative collaborator involved, I have no doubt your project will make a big impact.”
“This partnership is all about exploring new ideas, participating in new experiences, learning new skills and having fun in the process. Collaborating with a professional arts worker means students will produce an exciting creative work for their school that they can be proud of.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson
“Our creative partnership program is all about exploring new ideas and perspectives – giving both artists and students the chance to learn new skills and make new connections.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“This program is a great way for schools to enrich the curriculum while sparking the imaginations of students.”