Youth & Education
We support student-driven, deep and personalised learning;
building media literacy and digital skills; and we promote the positive
representation of young people and teachers.
Backtrack Boys demonstrates an alternative to juvenile detention – a community
working together and changing kids’ lives.
to finish the film
Rusty, Zach, and Alfie are on a perilous course toward
‘juvey’ until they meet up with a rule breaking jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft,
and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.
The Backtrack Boys provides a unique
insight into youth at risk in rural Australia. Kids that fall between the
cracks in the education system and face a range of issues from family
breakdowns, to violence, suicide, drugs and crime.
Don’t Stop The Music addresses the
inequality of music education across Australia and improve access to
instruments and teacher training.
Conductor and veteran music education campaigner Richard
Gill (OAM) is on a mission to transform music education in Australia. In the
last 20 years, an unrelenting focus on literacy and numeracy in the classroom
has seen music sidelined and devalued with 80% of kids in public primary schools
Don’t Stop the Music will launch a campaign to get quality music education into every school
in Australia and instruments into the hands of kids who need them most.
A Matter of Principle will offer a
unique insight into young refugees’ experiences of recovering from trauma and
their complex journeys adjusting to a new and challenging context: an alien
culture, new language, foreign school system and community.
Fundraising Target: $81,000 to finish the film
Holroyd High School principal, Dorothy Hoddinott is an
extraordinary individual. She has turned a western Sydney suburban school into
a unique phenomenon. The school is achieving high university entrance beyond the
National average. One in every six students is a refugee who has lived in
Australia for less than seven years; many were illiterate and with no knowledge
of the English language when they arrived in the country.
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