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Staging Stories

Digital workshop

One of our most popular programs, this engaging storytelling workshop is a fun and creative way for students to develop their speaking, listening, and storytelling skills.

In your classroom.

See session times below to book for your class.

Suitable for Years K - 2

This program is recommended for Early Stage 1 and Stages 1.

This event is free for Australian schools

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed with web based video conferencing systems. 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 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.

Download the teacher’s resource pack

Our resources are packed with practical, creative activities that will add to your students’ experience.

Download Teacher Resource Pack - Stage ES1 and Stage 1 

Explore more teacher resources here.

Topics for Investigation

  • Dramatic Context
  • Storyboarding
  • Collaborative Storytelling
  • Imaginative Play

Curriculum links

Subject

Objectives

Outcomes

Early Stage 1      

Stage 1                

English

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

ENe–1A

EN1–1A

Use language to shape and make meaning according to purpose, audience and context

ENe–6B

EN1–6B

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

ENe–10C

EN1–10C

Express themselves and their relationships with others and their world

ENe–11D

EN1–11D

Creative Arts

Drama

Making

DRAES1.1

DRAS1.1

DRAS1.2

Performing

DRAES1.3

DRAS1.3

Appreciating

DRAES1.4

DRAS1.4

Learning across the Curriculum

Australian Curriculum General Capabilities

Other General Capabilities

Literacy

Critical and creative thinking

Intercultural understanding

Personal and social capability

Difference and diversity

 

“Encourages experiential learning through physical movement, discussion and collaboration.”

Melinda Dransfield, Digital Producer Sydney Opera House

A creative storytelling workshop for Primary Students

Designed especially for Years K-2, Staging Stories explores the structure and stages of a narrative, while encouraging the development of original, imaginative story ideas.

This storytelling workshop is a fun and creative way for students to develop their speaking, listening and storytelling skills. Students will learn about the structure and stages of a narrative, while using both language and non-verbal communication skills such as tone of voice, face and body.

A professional storyteller will guide the students in a jointly composed story, encouraging students to share original and imaginative ideas, while participating in a series of dramatisations.

This curriculum-linked workshop will provide a unique opportunity for students to develop crucial interaction, presentation and listening skills while exploring the inner world of their imagination.

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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