|The Longest Dreaming in History - a storytelling workshop|
Partnering with the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences (MAAS), The Longest Dreaming in History Workshop will be provided via the Powerhouse Museum's state of the art video-conferencing facilities. Presented by the Sydney Story Factory and led by talented Storyteller Russ Smith, a proud descendent of the Ngarrindgeri nation, these workshops are the perfect opportunity for students to develop their writing skills in preparation for entering their short stories for this year's competition.
The workshops will provide students with the opportunity to explore significant events in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' culture and history. Using drama games and other pre-writing activities, the workshops will build student skills in preparation for a piece of writing that explores an event outlined in the Schools' Reconciliation Challenge 'Always Was, Always Will Be' timeline; the timeline includes events as varied as the story of the Brewarrina Fish Traps and the establishment of the Tent Embassy. Students will be encouraged to place themselves at the event, empathising with the characters involved and exploring their own understanding of the event.
The purpose of the workshop is to have students begin a piece of writing they will be able to complete in class and then enter in the School's Reconciliation Challenge, prior to the closing date of June 10, 2016.
Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 May, 2016.
For further details about the storytelling workshops visit www.nswreconciliation.org.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org