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Bring the Schools Spec to life in your classroom

New e-resources are available for primary schools to use in the classroom.

SpecED eResources are now available

Online classroom resources now available for schools.

Ever dreamed of being in the circus, mastering the hula hoop or interacting with a Schools Spectacular artist?

This year the Department of Education is bringing all this, plus more, to your school’s classroom with the SpecEd eResource.

Created to enrich students’ experience of the show, whether performing or watching, the comprehensive e-resource contains three units with more than 60 activities for Years K-6, which can be completed independently or as a whole.

Centred on the 2018 Schools Spectacular theme, The Greatest, the learning activities take students on an exciting journey to meet some of the greatest children’s literary characters such as Winnie the Pooh, The Cat in the Hat, Peter Rabbit and the Australian classic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

Kaelene Neville, principal at Murringo Public School, developed the e-resources in consultation with the department’s Arts Unit.

“Every student is different and every student loves to learn in a different way. SpecEd resources acknowledge these differences and open student’s eyes to a world they might not yet know about,” she said.

Alex Manton, classroom teacher at Asquith Girls High School, said: “The content is simply exemplary and so creative arts focused. It really gives many primary school teachers the opportunity to deliver quality arts lessons themselves due to the explicit resource material that is very easy to navigate and read.”

Rosemary Davis, Executive Producer, said: “Arts Education is essential in a student’s development as a whole child. The activities in the resource are engaging, promote critical thinking, communication and collaboration – all essential 21st century skills.”

The SpecEd eResource is available on the Arts Unit’s Learning Hub.

Don’t miss the virtual excursion on 20 November at 2pm where students can interact with performers from this year’s show, registrations are now open.

Schools Spectacular is an annual event and the largest variety show in the world. This year will be the biggest show to date involving more than 5,000 of the most talented singers, dancers, musicians and actors from NSW public schools.

Performances are 23-24 November with a special performance for schools on Friday 23 November at 11am. Tickets are available from Ticketek.

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