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Digital Schools Talk with Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard

Discussing topics of First Nations, Creativity, Indigenous Languages and Autism, join us as we speak with authors Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard about their entertaining and educational series, Wylah: The Koorie Warrior.

Book a session on Tuesday 6 June

 
Term 2, 2023

Click here to book this event. Watch the premiere on Tuesday, 6 June or watch on-demand until the end of Term 4 2023.

This digital program is available on demand from Tuesday, 6 June until to end of Term 4. Watch at any time, from the comfort of your classroom.

Suitable for Stage 3

This program is recommended for Years 4 - 6.

This event is free for Australian schools

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and a viewing link will be emailed to you in advance. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.

This program runs for approximately 45 mins

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

Curriculum links

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Histories and Culture, Ethical Understanding, English, HASS (History), Arts (Visual Arts), Science, PDHPE, HSIE

An interview with the authors of Wylah: The Koorie Warrior

In this interview, we speak to authors Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard about their adventure story Wylah, inspired by First Nations history and grounded in culture. We'll learn more about the process of creating the book including their consultations with First Nations women and Kickstarter campagin and the inspirations for their characters including Poe who provides a role model for youth living with autism spectrum disorder.

The talk will conclude with the Richard and Jordan teaching viewers in schools an indigenous language song.

Jordan Gould is a Peek Whurrong man from Warrnambool, Victoria. He performs welcome to country ceremonies at corporate and private gatherings. He is passionate about teaching and talking to groups about culture, language and reconciliation.

Richard Pritchard – a New Zealand-born Samoan man – has had a dream of writing books since he was a teenager. His passion for visual storytelling has led him to work in film, animation, commercials and video games. He has worked on feature films such as The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Prometheus as a visual effects artist.

Presented in association with NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge Department of Education

Share your stories with us 

SOH is located on lands where people have come together to share stories for thousands of years. We would love you to share the stories you create in this workshop with us! 

Once completed send them through to creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com for your chance to show the world your storytelling skills!

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Frequently Asked Questions - Non-interactive Programs

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.)

The viewing link will be emailed to you in advance of the event. 

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 on-demand program, including performances, workshops and talks, are available for a minimum of 10 days after the premiere. This gives you greater flexibility to watch at a time and date that’s convenient to your class.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

You don’t need to do anything! If you can no longer attend our on-demand program of events, book in for another on-demand event at a time that suits you better.

If you would really like to attend outside of the event dates, please contact the Creative Learning team on 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. We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

For the Digital Talks Program, your students can record their questions for the speaker and send them to us in advance of the talk. The details of how to do this will be emailed to you by our Creative Learning Team. 

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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