Transcript for Education Week 2018 promo video
[Text on screen: We asked students – What will the future be like]
Boy: I think the future will be, like, really cool.
Girl: It will be different 'cause everything will change.
Girl: I think there will sort of be tables where you can paint on and then you could rub the paint off easily just with, like, one swash of a hand.
Boy: They'll have better technology like robot dinosaurs or even, like, robot humans.
Older girl: We learn a lot of mechanical, software and electrical skills, but we also learn things such as time management, which helps in daily life. My name's Dipi. I go to Blacktown Girls High School. Our team is the first all-girls robotics team in the Southern Hemisphere. So far, our team's biggest achievement would definitely be making it to the world championships in Houston. There were so many teams. There were 6 and competing against them was such an opportunity. It's so fun being here, and when we see our robot doing what we made it to do, it's always such a nice feeling. And we love it. We love what we do.
Woman: We are at Fashion Week Australia and we're running a workshop - we call it a Micro-School - for high school students from New South Wales to learn more about the creative industries. The purpose of the day, really, is to show them, beyond fashion design, that there's so many career opportunities for them to pursue within this industry.
Older girl: It opens your eyes a bit more to what it's actually like, 'cause when you're sitting in a classroom or looking at events like this over, like, social media or something, you don't really get the idea of how it will work, but when you see it firsthand, you can kind of figure out where you want to fit in that, especially when it comes to your career in fashion or even in just, like, events. It's really helpful to be outside of one space.
Woman: It's always nice for the kids to hear how someone got to the top and realise that it is just a series of steps, one after the other, and how most industry people have had quite a windy career journey and it's just that hard work and determination gets them to the top.
Older girl: I'm Brooke Harris at Junee High School and I am a part of the Empower Energy Efficiency Project. The Junee Power Project is combined with junior high school students and community members and business members of Junee. The students go around and test residents' homes for leaks and cracks in walls and doors. And the test team, whilst doing that, they will use infra-red cameras to find the leaks and gaps, which means that the energy bills will stay low in cost and that the residents will benefit. I enjoy very much going out into the community and spending time with residents because it helps them as well as us, 'cause we learn new things every time we go out.
[Text on screen: Anzac Park Public School]
Young Boy: It's really great that here at Anzac Park, we can move around and we can have a say in where we learn.
Man: So these spaces have been developed with industry partners such as Google and Optus, and we've seen that flexible learning and dynamic learning spaces are providing those collaborative skills for students that they're going to need in the future.
Young Boy: We work flexibly, which means we have different ways of learning. In Campfire, we listen to one person speaking about their knowledge and ideas. In Cave, we work individually so we can work to our full potential. Watering Hole, we work socially and we can work all together and share our ideas.
Man: We don't know what the future's going to hold, but what we do know is that the future is skills-based and we want our spaces to reflect this and empower those students with the skills they're going to need in the future.
[Children sing national anthem in Aboriginal language]
# Ngiyani bayangurr
# Ngiyani waan minyaminyagaa gu
# Walaay... #
Boy: In culture class, I learn about my culture, dances, songs and all different kinds of stuff. We love our culture and we love to keep it alive, pass it on to other people and that, 'cause someone already passed it on to me. And when I get older and they pass away, I'm going to end up passing it on to another person.
Man: Man, the sky is the limit. It actually gives them an understanding and a belonging to actually excel, to achieve whatever they dream of. Imagine that! A little light that was switched on and went, "Bruz, sis, you can be whatever you need to be, at any time." We're helping our kids to build a better future.
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