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New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

10 May 2019

Summer’s Day is a warm coming-of-age story which follows 11-year old Summer as she gets her period for the first time. Our latest education resource supports Years 5-8 teachers in using this locally-produced short film in their classrooms. 

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Commemorate National Sorry Day with My Place

Commemorate National Sorry Day with My Place

10 May 2019

Every year on 26 May, Australians acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal people, particularly those belonging to the Stolen Generations and their families. In the My Place episode ‘Laura’, one girl reflects on how policies of forced child removal affected her own family members. 

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ACTF Education Outreach: Brisbane

ACTF Education Outreach: Brisbane

10 May 2019

Being part of a national organisation, the ACTF Education team regularly partners with schools, subject associations and education departments across the country. Last week, our travels took us to north to sunny Queensland.

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First Day Webinar: Catch-up on YouTube

First Day Webinar: Catch-up on YouTube

17 April 2019

In ACTF Education's latest virtual learning event, Australian students spoke live with First Day writer / director, Julie Kalceff and lead actress, Evie MacDonald. Missed the webinar? You can now catch up online.

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Upcoming Education Events

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ALEA National Conference

9 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

The ACTF is very proud to be the major sponsor of this year’s ALEA National Conference – Literacy Empowering Voices – which will be held in Melbourne from 09 – 12 July. We would love to chat with you about our great children’s content and education resources at the ACTF stand, or in our teacher workshop.

My Place Short Story Competition: Term Three

29 July 2019 - 16 August 2019

Our 2018 My Place Short Story Competition was a huge success, with around 900 stories submitted by young writers from around the country. Due to popular demand, we will be holding this creative student competition again this year, with entries open from 29 July – 16 August.

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Little Lunch App Competition: Term Three / Term Four

14 October 2019 - 8 November 2019

Opening up last year’s Little Lunch App Competition to Year 3 / 4 students led to a record number of entries. This year’s competition will again be open to students from Years 3-6, with entries open from 14 October – 08 November.

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  • Education News - Issue No. 79

    Education News - Issue No. 79

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    Date: January 2017
    Book to Screen: Little Lunch, MY:24 App and documentary film-making and script-writing workshops for students.

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