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Choose Your Own Improv Adventure

Digital creative writing workshop

Learn the fundamentals of improvisation, play building and storytelling in this choose-your-own-adventure style workshop. To solve a 1930’s mystery, students will invent their own story by making decisions based on their own unique experiences.

See session times below to book for your class.

Suitable for Years 5 - 8 

This program is recommended for Stages 3 & 4. 

This event is free for Australian schools

This digital programs is free to Australian schools and can be viewed via Zoom video conferencing in a web browser. Terms and conditions apply. 

If you are unable to proceed with your booked session, please email us at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com at least two days prior. Bookers who fail to attend on their booked sessions without providing notice may be barred from further bookings.

For full details, please contact our Creative Learning team at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7770. 

This program runs for approximately 45 mins

Schools should be dialed-in 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session. Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Activity sheet

An activity sheet will be emailed and made available for download prior to the workshop. 

Explore more teacher resources here.

Topics for Investigation

  • Dramatic Context
  • Storyboarding
  • Collaborative Storytelling
  • Imaginative Play

Curriculum links

Subject

Objectives

Outcomes

Stage 3          

Stage 4          

English

Communicate through speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing

EN3–1A

EN4-1A 

Think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical

EN3-7C 

EN4-5C 

Creative Arts

Drama

Making

DRAS3.2

4.1.2 

 

4.1.3 

Performing 

 

4.2.1 

Learning across the Curriculum

Australian Curriculum General Capabilities

Other General Capabilities

Literacy

Critical and creative thinking

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

 

“The students were talking about it all day and still are!”

Coffs Harbour Public School

Invent a story to solve the mystery 

Join us for a choose your own adventure style workshop where, in order to solve a mystery, you need to invent the story!

This workshop will encourage students to make decisions that shape their unique experience while learning the fundamentals of improvisation, play building and storytelling.

No two adventures are quite the same!

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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Frequently Asked Questions - Interactive Programs

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Zoom Conferencing in an internet browser, ideally it is best for you to do so using a conference enabled smart board or laptop however there are a lot of different ways to make your setup work so please contact us if you are unsure. 

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7770.

How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.

How can I arrange a test call prior to the session?

Contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com to arrange a test call.

Is Zoom secure? 

Sydney Opera House uses Zoom to deliver its Digital Creative Learning and Creative Leadership in Learning programs. The NSW Department of Education has approved the use of Zoom for all year levels. 

Sydney Opera House maintains an enterprise licence for Zoom and secures its Zoom sessions by using passwords. Zoom protects participants’ privacy by letting them blur out everything in the camera’s field of view, except themselves. Sydney Opera House does not record these sessions through Zoom’s built-in recording feature or through other means except with participants’ consent.

To interact with Sydney Opera House using Zoom you need to either know the password for that specific session, or have the meeting link with the embedded password.

How can I prepare my class for their session?

To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for this program (see the top of the page). We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

How many students can I have participate in the one group?

As the program is interactive, we recommend a maximum of 30 students in one classroom for the session.

How many connections does my booking entitle me to?

Each booking entitles you to one connection (meaning that all students will be joining the call from the one space). If you would like to book for multiple classrooms to attend at one time you will just need to make an additional booking and correctly record the number of students in each group.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

If you are unable to proceed with your booked session, please email us at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com at least two days prior and we will do our best to accommodate you. Bookers who fail to attend on their booked sessions without providing notice may be barred from further bookings.

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