As clearly outlined in the Australian Curriculum, general capabilities play an important role in equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century. Integrating general capabilities through The Arts adds depth and richness to student learning. Music, dance, drama, media and visual art experiences provide students with the opportunity to communicate, collaborate, problem solve, and reflect. Authentic arts learning experiences … Read more
Why is building wellbeing and resilience so important? When physical, emotional and social needs are met, students are in the best position to engage in the learning process. Students who have their needs met are students who can learn. When children experience anxiety or low self-esteem, they tend to shut off and shut down, exacerbating … Read more
The end of term is almost here. You’re so close to being able to take a well-deserved break! But before you do, we thought that some fun, creative and educational projects may be just the thing to keep the energy up in your classroom as we race towards the end of term. With that in … Read more
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If you’re stuck for ways to entertain the kids these holidays, we’ve got a range of ‘At Home’ Activities for kids of all ages and inclinations. From arts and crafts, to songs and dance, there’s hours of holiday fun for kids (and parents!) on ARTS:LIVE. 1. Paper Boats In this activity your child can … Read more
Children are naturally playful and creative. In fact, they express themselves musically from birth, starting with their very first sound – their voice. Play is children’s work; it’s how they learn about the world. New ideas are tested out and thoughts and experiences are formed through a process of trial and error.
What better way to spend a crafternoon than by creating your own sock puppet? Puppetry is a great way to be creative and experiment with role play, so let your imagination run wild by making a sock puppet using all kinds of found objects and craft supplies. Check it out here! ARTS:LIVE is now available for … Read more
Hi drama teachers, I am really excited to share with you a new devised theatre resource I have created to help guide you through the sometimes daunting process of devising an original show with your students. I’m not sure about you, but I love it when I get an insight into how other drama teachers … Read more
We’ve all played with our food, but when was the last time you actually played your food? Sustainable Songs is a fun and imaginative music project that encourages children to make connections between food, sustainability, and music. Developed in partnership with The a2 Milk Company, Sustainable Songs takes students through a process of making and playing fruit and … Read more
Are you ready to rock?! Learn how to play air guitar like a pro! PlayAir is a brand new course on ARTS:LIVE that will engage your students with dramatic improvisation activities and media arts by teaching them how to play air instruments and produce video clips for their air bands. Not only are these activities … Read more