We are always thrilled to hear about the successes of our grantees. Sometimes these successes are marked by awards and this year several of our grantees have won awards for projects or programs that the Foundation has helped fund. We congratulate the following grantees on receiving these acknowledgements of excellence.
Save the Children: Out Teach Mobile Education Tasmania
Each year, the Australian Institute of Criminology announces the winners of its Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards. On 29 November 2018, 12 projects were recognised at an award ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra.
This year Out Teach Mobile Education Tasmania, an initiative of Save the Children was joint Gold Award winner.
Out Teach Mobile Education employs a specialist teacher to work one-on-one with students aged 10 to 18 years who are in contact with the justice system and disengaged from learning. Using a mobile classroom in outdoor and informal settings allows engagement with the hardest-to-reach learners, building a pathway to mainstream educational or vocational re-engagement.
This program is clearly having impact achieving a 94% attendance rate with students who are in the justice system and have disengaged from schooling.
The Foundation is proud to support the replication of this successful program to help at-risk young people re-engage with education in the Shepparton area.
Windmill Theatre: Girl Asleep
In early December, Windmill Theatre Company’s Girl Asleep Digital Education Package won the ATOM award for Best Educational/Training Video or Website (Primary/Secondary). This interactive resource provides a study guide and an immersive online experience where students can explore the film set, meet the cast and crew, and take a quiz to discover their ultimate film role.
Students can choose to explore the set on their own, learning about the various roles on a film through behind the scenes videos and interviews.
This interactive education resource allows teachers to explore the film-making process when studying the film Girl Asleep.
Centennial Parklands Foundation: The Ian Potter Wild Play Children’s Garden
The Ian Potter Wild Play Garden opened in late 2017 in the heart of Centennial Park, Sydney. Since then, it has been overwhelmingly popular with young children and is now considered a must-visit place for families in Sydney. This year has seen Wild Play win several design and landscaping awards for this oasis of nature-play and adventure.
2018 LNA Master Landscaper’s award for Commercial & Civil Construction over $3m and The Husqvarna Commercial Construction of the Year