THEATRE OF LEARNING: Trent Shaw with students and Dr Sue Davis.
THEATRE OF LEARNING: Trent Shaw with students and Dr Sue Davis. Contributed

A theatre booking just for hinterland school

KIN Kin State School students will be able to share work with kids from interstate and Sydney Theatre Company professionals through an innovative early childhood project being developed by CQUniversity lecturers Dr Sue Davis and Kathy Bauer.

A common interest in promoting sustainability education through creative processes brought together Noosa's Sue Davis and Sydney Theatre Company education manager John Saunders at an international conference last year.

This led to the development of the Open Story Box project, which is about to be piloted in July.

The program is an early childhood project open to teachers/educators and their students from Kindergarten/Prep to Year 2. It includes practical professional development sessions for the educators and their subsequent implementation of a common curriculum-based unit.

A selected text and box of resources and teaching materials will be provided to each participating site and participants are invited to share their site's learning journey as the project progresses.

This pilot project will focus on teachers in New South Wales and Queensland beginning with an initial on-site professional development day offered on the two sites in Noosa and Sydney during the mid-year school holidays - July 11.

For further information about the project, contact Dr Davis, at the CQ University, Noosa on 5440 7000 or email

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