Youth Touring is calling out to large, metropolitan Queensland schools to help take high quality arts performances to students in rural and remote classrooms through its new Outreach initiative. Youth Touring is Queensland’s premier arts in education program that brings some of Australia’s most exciting award-winning artists and works into classrooms across the state.
Regional schools often face challenges accessing high quality arts education experiences because of their geographic remoteness, school size and financial pressures on school resourcing. But now, schools that participate in Youth Touring’s initiative can enable smaller regional and remote schools to access a performance from the 2018 Youth Touring lineup.
St Peters Lutheran College in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly is the first school to sign up for Outreach and will sponsor the travel of Ruby Moon, a haunting tale set in Australian suburbia by internationally renowned playwright Matt Cameron, and The Didjeribone Show, a mix of ancient and cutting-edge music, to the regions. Ruby Moon will be performed in the state’s far north-west corner for the students at Good Shepherd Catholic College during Term One.
“Participating in high-quality, live Arts experiences to support the curriculum is not only an excellent way to engage and extend students in their learning, but also central to the growth and development of the cultural capital of school communities. We at St Peters Lutheran College are so fortunate to have access to a wide variety of live Arts experiences and to see, first-hand, the transformative power these experiences have on the lives and learning of the diverse members of our community. By partnering with QMF and Youth Touring, St Peters Lutheran College (Indooroopilly) are proud to support both artists and Arts organisations in connecting with regional and remote school communities, ensuring these powerful opportunities are made available to more students.” Nicholas Trethan, St Peters Lutheran College Drama Teacher
If your school would like to participate in the Outreach initiative, contact the Youth Touring Manager, Laura Bonner, on 07 3010 6623 or by emailing email@example.com.