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18 Jul 2022 Education News

A boat full of cookies: making the most of uncertainty

By Freya McGrath I joined the Polyglot team as Assistant Producer in January 2021 at a time when most of us thought the months......

A workshop photo. A child peers out of a cardboard box, smiling at the camera.

24 May 2021 Education News

How does creative play complement and challenge classroom education?

By Cat Sewell There was an area of the classroom that seemed little used. Containers gathering dust on forgotten wooden shelves. I had been......

A 5678 Film Club photo. A filmmaker with short red hair crouches, holding a camera, and talking to someone out of frame. A student in a hat, glasses and blue jumper 'pops' into frame behind the filmmaker, looking directly at the camera.

8 Feb 2021 Education News

5678 Film Club – finding inspiration

By Dr Meg Upton Here’s an idea! A frustrated artist accidentally travels through time in a rather bizarre way involving a toilet and a......

22 Oct 2020 Education News

The Theatrical Frame

By Jennifer Andersen I’ve always enjoyed performing in education settings. I like the proximity of the audience, and the intersection of everyday and imaginative......

A Parked creative development photo. An adult and child stand together amidst green foliage, illuminated by dramatic theatre lighting.

13 Jul 2020 Education News

Biophilia and nature deficit: co-designing natural spaces with and for children

By Dr Tanja Beer Have you ever wondered why walking in nature makes you feel so good? Perhaps it’s the abundance of green, the......

A school residency photo. Five students wearing boiler suits pose for the camera on rocks next to a body of water. There are trees and grey sky in the background.

22 Apr 2020 Education News

The ethics of children’s participation

By Sarah Austin As a theatre-maker who works with children and young people in a range of contexts (including within schools and community, for......

A Voice Lab production photo. A child sits in a soft, white, enclosed space that is illuminated with blue light. They wear a soft fabric 'crown' with a long cord, which they hold with both hands.

23 Jan 2020 Education News

The impact of Voice Lab in educational contexts

By Lachlan MacLeod Voice Lab was originally created as an evaluative tool, but through its use in educational contexts it has revealed its ability......

A school residency photo. A close up of a child's hands, holding green and blue pastels, about to drawn on paper covered in orange and yellow scribbles and swirls.

18 Oct 2019 Education News

Understanding the sensory needs of neurodiverse students

By Mischa Long Sensory and responsive art practices, and working with students who have differing communication needs, is a very large topic. A deeper......

A 5678 Film Club photo. A Polyglot artist and a student stand behind a camera on a tripod, watching footage back.

15 Jul 2019 Education News

Education resources and child-led practice: a discursive entanglement

By Meg Upton It is early morning before the first bell. A large cardboard forest has appeared as if by magic in the multi-purpose......

A school residency performance photo. A child in a white rain poncho, holding an illuminated lantern, stands in the Australian bush, surrounded by green shrubs and trees. They are speaking to an audience out of frame. A white van is parked in the distance behind them.

8 May 2019 Education News

Young people, art and hope

By Kate Kantor ‘But Kate, why make something about the future? The coral’s dying, the trees are dying, the animals are dying and we......

1 Feb 2019 Education News

The arts in schools – an extended game of cat and mouse

By Dr Christine Sinclair In a small primary school in outer suburban Melbourne, it’s the restless hour before lunch and the Year 5/6s are......

29 Oct 2018 Education News

“The environments that Polyglot creates are venues for instant collaboration”

By Glen Walton “Would a wet shoe make a good instrument?” a student asks me in the middle of a workshop. “Umm, sure, yeah......

Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.