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!

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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.

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Heather Blakey can be reached at soulfoodcafe


Events and News

Keon 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 are played.

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 emerging.