Students flock to a festival of learning
MANY students would run a mile from the idea of going to school during the holidays.
But the inaugural Sydney Learning Festival should change that, thanks to an exciting program of speakers and workshops.
The two-day festival, hosted by St Andrew’s Cathedral School in the Sydney CBD, will offer 28 workshops including building robots, laser cutting, circus skills, movie making, sculpting, theatre and storytelling. The festival, on September 21 and 22, is open to students in Years 5 to 8.
Richard Ford, the school’s deputy head (learning and teaching) and the festival’s director, said learning should be shared and celebrated. “Designing unmissable learning is what we are on about.”
Laura Thomas, of Tennyson Point, will lead a clay creations workshop with two other senior students.
“I am passionate about art and I can’t wait to get the students involved and teach them a few things,” she said.
A one-day festival pass is $85 and two-day passes are $160. For bookings go to syd neylearningfestival.com.au.