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A Creative Arts Education Toolkit

Ideas are in ALL of us. Every day we come across ideas – some we notice, some we listen to, some we forget. And, every now and again, an idea turns up – often appearing out of the blue – but an idea that feels a bit shiny, a bit special, a bit exciting! 



How does an idea come to life? 

How does an idea grow from being something inside of us to something real?

And how do we know if an idea is a good one? 

When we do have an idea, how do we share it idea with others around? 

How do we nurture our ideas and believe it them, so that they grow to be something bigger and better? 

We believe that ideas build on ideas and we hope that every school can use these resources to find their own unique way to engage with the story by bringing their own vision and creativity to the project. 

Welcome to the home of the What Do You Do With An Idea? Creative Arts Education Toolkit! Framed around Kobi Yamada’s powerful story, this innovative learning toolkit has been specially designed by leading educators to engage primary and secondary aged students in diverse creative arts and musical performance activities.

The Arts offer us a unique way to share stories, connect with others, be expressive, and bring new ideas into the world. Harnessing the magic of Kobi Yamada's text, Mae Besom's illustrations and Paul Rissmann's immersive musical score, this educational framework provides a inspiring array of resources to use in the classroom. Through the various inquiry topics, students will be guided to create their own artistic responses to the book and even present their own performance of Paul Rissmann's music setting of the text  a school or community setting. 

We invite you to explore this website and discover how this toolkit will support your students to grow their own golden ideas - and maybe even one day, change the world! 

LISTEN to the full recording of the work featuring the voice of actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey and performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Young Adelaide Voices via all major streaming platforms.

EXPLORE the project, the background, the creative process, the vision and see glimpses of other performances around the world

ACCESS the creative arts education toolkit and see your students grow their own ideas that one day, might “change the world”.

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