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A Creative Arts Education Toolkit

Inspired by Paul Rissmann's musical setting of 

What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom

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”.

"Imagine what it would look like if each and every child truly believed in themselves and their ideas.

We have the opportunity to connect, uplift and inspire entire communities. This amazing project is a gift, and gifts are meant to be shared."

Kobi Yamada (author)
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Bring to life your very own performance of golden ideas and creativity  

"I don't know how to describe it.
It went from being here, to being everywhere..."

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