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Cristy Burne and Denis Knight

Digital Talk

Celebrate National Science Week with the authors of Wednesday Weeks!

See session times below to book for your class.

Suitable for Years 3 - 7

This program is recommended for Stages 2 - 4. 

This event is free for Australian schools

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed via a private YouTube link. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.

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 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

Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Curriculum links

English, Science, Technology

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In a world of magic, can science save the day?

Cristy Burne has worked as a science communicator for nearly 20 years across six countries. She has been a science circus performer, garbage analyst, museum writer, and atom-smashing reporter at CERN, but her all-time favourite job is working with kids to embrace the intersection between science, technology and creativity.

Denis Knight is a computer programmer who grew up geeking out over the works of JRR Tolkien, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. He has also worked as a technical writer, a delivery boy, a tutor, and, for one glorious summer, a tour guide on Rottnest Island. 

These two fabulous geeks have combined their powers to create Wednesday Weeks, a reluctant sorcerer’s apprentice who would rather study science than magic, a book series which asks the question: In a world of magic, can science save the day? 

 

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Hachette

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Frequently Asked Questions - Digital Talks

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Youtube in an internet browser however works best for your students (as a classroom or on individual computers.)

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 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.

What if I can’t book in for the session I want?

Our interactive workshops have limited spaces and do often book out. However it is always a good idea to contact creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com if you can’t book in for your preferred session as sometimes we are able to make rearrangements to fit you in. 

Many of our Author Talks and pre-recorded workshops are also available on demand after their original live-streaming to provide more flexibility in your school day! 

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

Should you discover that the time or date you have previously booked is not suitable, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs (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 non-interactive, you can book for as many students as you like - a whole school booking of 500 or a single home learner - all are welcome and can be accommodated! 

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