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2021 My Place Competition: Read the Winning Entries

Participating students approached this year’s My Place Competition theme of diverse histories in creative ways. Some students shared First Nations stories, some focussed on migrant groups that have shaped their communities, and others delved into family histories. 

Our team of judges enjoyed the privilege of reading almost 900 submissions from Year 3-6 students across the country, along with the challenging task of selecting placegetters for each category. The winning entries were selected as they:

  • Approached the theme with an original and engaging perspective
  • Used the author’s voice to connect with the reader
  • Included detail and description to help the reader create a picture in their minds
  • Were well structured and used writing conventions to ensure the reader understood their meaning
  • Met the competition criteria, including the theme and word limit.

Teachers, you can read the winning entries on the ACTF website now. Will you be analysing the winning submissions with your students? We would love to hear their thoughts on these entries!

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May 23rd 2022

New to the shop: Mandarin language content for F-2 audiences

Children identify with the characters, settings and events in locally produced content partly because these are known and familiar. Mandarin language teachers, why not leverage this prior knowledge and introduce these Mandarin versions of Australian series to your junior classes?

May 23rd 2022

NITV kids’ content for primary classrooms

Teachers looking to explore and celebrate First Nations history, cultures and perspectives during Reconciliation Week will find quality children’s programming on our national Indigenous channel, NITV. 

May 10th 2022

ACTF at the Empowered Students Leaders Conference

Senior students at Bonython Public School (ACT) recently participated in a program to develop their leadership potential. As part of the program, the ACTF presented a keynote address highlighting moments of leadership in our 40 years of content.

May 9th 2022

View and respond to election campaigns with Little Lunch

When Rory announces that he wants to be the prime minister, Mrs. Gonsha suggests that students run their own election campaigns. Respond to this timely Little Lunch episode with the following Year 3-6 English tasks.

April 27th 2022

New educational resources for The PM’s Daughter provide a youth lens on politics

As Australians prepare to go to the polls, educators can teach their students about politics and democracy with two brand-new educational resources for political comedy-drama series The PM’s Daughter.

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