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What the Ocean Said Term 2

29 - 31 August 2023

In the Centre for Creativity | Schools

James Brown and Collaborators

Meditation, Projections and Storytelling | Early Stages 1 - 3

Join creativity and wellness for young students, with our specially commissioned new storytelling and meditation experience with digital projections. This is a sensory world of vivid storytelling, dreamy electronic music, animation, and the wonder of our Sydney harbour.

Teacher’s Resource Pack

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


Curriculum Links

Experience dreamy electronic music and animation, creative writing and mindfulness, understanding of landscape, habitats and non-human life in Science, Geography, English, Drama and Music.


Resources for teachers

The Opera House’s Teacher Resources provide inspirational activities to watch, listen and read for students in the classroom or learning at home. 

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A sensory world of vivid storytelling

What The Ocean Said is a relaxing storytelling experience for both students and teachers.

You are invited to relax amidst a magical space of calm in a sea of pillows. In this meditation, we imagine what it would be like to transform into a bird and fly above the harbour, morph into a humpback whale diving deep into the water, and expand into the reaches of the ocean itself. With mindfulness techniques wrapped up in a storytime adventure, we’ll introduce younger children to meditation, and offer bigger kids a whole new perspective.

What the Ocean Said is a Sydney Opera House New Work Now commission, enabled by Jane & Russell Kift and by the Turnbull Foundation.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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Ticket and Travel Subsidy

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing the very best national and international performing arts experiences to NSW students as part of their educational studies.

The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program provides the full cost of the Creative Learning performance ticket and $5 per student toward travel costs. School applications are assessed according to socioeconomic disadvantage, schools with special needs and individual responses regarding the School Profile and School Community.

The Sydney Opera House thanks and acknowledges our generous Arts Assist donors; The Greatorex Foundation and Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee.

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