Hundreds of students from schools across Victoria will work side-by-side with leading creative professionals this year, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Creative Learning Partnerships program.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $10,000 grant for Simpson Primary School to partner with Natimuk artist, Hannah French to bring new learning experiences to students this school year.
Ms Tierney said the grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Creative Learning Partnerships program will support the school’s ‘Journey Beyond Rural Roads’ project, a digital media project that will get students experimenting with animation, software programs, Claymation, photography, video production and green screen design to create a local history film with Ms French.
Simpson Primary School is one of 14 schools across the state that will work with leading creative professionals this year, as part of the program.
The program backs Victorian schools from Foundation to year 10 to think outside of the box and undertake a creative project that will enrich learning across the curriculum.
The latest grants, totalling $215,000, support a range of projects across various mediums. Through the projects, students will have opportunities to express themselves, tell their stories, reflect on the past and imagine the future, while learning new skills in the process.
For a full list of Creative Learning Partnerships projects for 2020, visit creative.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Creativity is an important skill now, and it will be key to the jobs of the future. Congratulations to Simpson Primary School on this project that takes a creative approach to engaging the minds of our next generation.”
“Victoria is the creative state and the education state and our Government is proud to support our schools to join forces with creative practitioners at the top of their game to explore how creativity can enrich the curriculum and build skills for life.”