Creative Literacy Projects
Make sure to take the time
to check out two exciting Soul Food visual literacy projects which
have successfully engaged students in both primary and secondary
schools in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. A diverse group of
individuals are currently presenting a broad range of responses
to set tasks on the Big
Bad Werewolf Project and Magic
Beach projects. You could join them and learn about a very creative
approach to literacy!
Receive a Footprint
Thank You Note.
When students used their footprints
to write thank you notes to me for visiting their school and working
to improve their writing I was touched.
Supporters of the Writing
Passport Program will receive unique footprints that let them
know that their contribution has left a mark on the lives of others.
Primary Contact for more information.
Heather Blakey can be reached at soulfoodcafe
Events and News
Park Primary School students wound
up a three term creative writing adventure by drawing their hand
and explaining the five things that they had learned about writing.
Overwhelmingly, they now view writing 'as fun' but the finger prints
revealed that they had learned some very important lessons about
the writing process.
Popular Fiction Projects
Check out the Popular
Fiction Hip Hop Music Feature that was completed by LaTrobe
Secondary College students. Students made altered vinyl covers and
wrote lyrics about To Love Veronica
Bee. They cut their singles at the Experimedia Centre in Melbourne's
State Library. Graphic artist, Greg Blakey
has designed this exciting cyber DJ studio where student tracks
New, exciting Popular
Fiction Projects, following on from the highly successful work
on 'To Love Veronica Bee' will be taking place at LaTrobe
Secondary College, Reservoir East
Primary School and Preston East Primary School.
During Term 2 students will
present art work and multi media related to 'Magic
Beach' by Alison Lester. Then, during Term 3 they will work
on the juvenile novel 'Nathan Nutboard Hits
The Beach', by the acclaimed Anthony
Eaton, author of 'The Darkness', 'A Kind of Dreaming'
and 'The Girl Who Lived In A Cave'.
Keep an eye out for progress
as students work on this during term two and three. You can expect
to see some wild beach holiday inspired multi media and artwork