The theme for this years Education Week, running from Friday 20 May to Thursday 26 May, will be “Celebrating the Arts”.
Now in its 74th year, Education Week encourages school students to participate in music, dance, drama, visual arts and media arts. Schools will be encouraged to hold activities such as showcases or exhibitions to demonstrate their achievements in the arts to parents and the community.
The activities are held through open days, exhibitions and special events. Schools can also register to take part in a full program of free arts-related activities offered by some of Victoria’s leading arts organisations, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Circus Oz and the Heide Museum of Modern Art.
Excursions and in-school visits include a free film screening of one of the official VCE curriculum texts, a performance of the works of Mendelssohn, Ginastera and Schubert by the string players of Orchestra Victoria, and education workshop opportunities by Westwide Circus.
The National Gallery of Victoria will explore key themes of Australian history in an illustrated talk, followed by a viewing of the exhibition Colony: Australia 1770-1861.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service will visit schools to share stories, guide students to land a simulator plane in the outback, or role play as a Doctor, a nurse, or a patient.
Grants will be provided to organisations to provide free activities for schools during the week.
For further information about how schools can get involved in Education Week, supporting materials, or to raise suggestions or questions about the week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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