One way that we can stay connected, motivated and positive is online. We challenged our ingenious artists to come up with some fun things to do with stuff that’s probably already in your house. Don’t have kids? Don’t worry! These creative activities are for all ages (some kids may need a hand with things like scissors). Help us share the fun and video or photograph you and your family playing at home with Polyglot. Post it on your socials and mention or tag us so we can all stay connected. Home-bound hilarity – ACTIVATE.
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Header photo: Alvin Ho, courtesy of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Nobody Nose was created by kids, for kids, through 5678 Film Club. This Kids Collaborations project supported young people making the transition between primary and secondary school. Read more about the project here.
“VicHealth spoke to Sue Giles AM, the Vice President of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People, and Artistic Director of Polyglot Theatre, about supporting kids to do creative activities while they’re stuck at home.”
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DO: Arts Centre Melbourne curated a list of their top 5 family experiences for the school holidays.
“Created by our friends and collaborators, these wonderful activities by local artists are the perfect way to stay connected and kick your imagination into overdrive!”
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WATCH: Why is Troy being given money from strangers around the neighbourhood? His father and his friends are suspicious. What is his secret? ‘Hidden Secret’ was created by kids, for kids, through our Kids Collaborations project 5678 Film Club.
WATCH: Because Of Her
In September 2018, First On The Ladder was thrilled to premiere Because Of Her – a film clip created with over 30 young people from Rumbalara Football Netball Club. They worked with artists including Philly, DRMNGNOW-Neil Morris, Amrita Hepi, Jonathan Homsey and Black Ant Films to create and record a song with accompanying dance and movement, and put it all together in a video clip. An incredible celebration of Rumbalara, it was so exciting to see Because Of Her take shape.
A young person finds themselves in the strange and colorful world of their sugary drink, where they meet fantastical characters. But what happens when they don’t heed the warning signs? Beware of the Slurps was created by kids, for kids, through our Kids Collaboration project 5678 Film Club.
WATCH: Dream Team
One sunny afternoon Nihal finds himself waiting for his friends at basketball practice. When no one turns up, he goes looking for them and discovers that they all have very strange reasons for not attending… Are they telling the truth? ‘Dream Team’ was created by 5678 Film Club in 2017.
You can create the most beautiful artworks with a bit of technique and chaos. Once you’ve finished, try framing your favourite part, put the whole thing on your wall, cut out shapes from it, or use it as the best wrapping paper and cards in the whole world. This activity works by yourself or with your whole family.
Transitioning from primary school to high school is a very personal experience. Students who are in Term 3 of Year 7 reminisce on some of the emotions that surfaced on their first day of high school and their journey through the year. ‘Emotions’ was created through Polyglot’s Kids Collaborations project 5678 Film Club.