The Literature Centre has a range of workshops for students from Pre-Primary to Year 12 and professional learning workshops for teachers.
The Literature Centre aims to make literature more accessible to students from Pre-Primary to Year 12, in an inspiring and nurturing environment. Although many schools visit the Centre, we also conduct residences in primary and secondary schools and libraries throughout Western Australia. These residences consist of the Centre's experienced Education Officers conducting stimulating workshops focusing on literature, writing and illustration. We have over 25 travelling exhibitions of original artwork, drafts, preliminary and other materials from Australian children's and young adult picture books. Please contact us for our list of picture books available as travelling exhibitions.
For primary school workshops at our Centre and in schools, The Literature Centre proudly acknowledges our long and rewarding partnership with Healthway, promoting the Go For 2&5 and the Foodbank Superhero Foods messages. Together they assist us with funding for our 'Go for 2 & 5' WA Primary Schools Literature Programme throughout the year. Important healthy eating messages for children and families can be found in a series of special worksheets suitable for primary school children. Please see our link to 3 worksheets below and print copies to use in the classroom or for children to complete at home.
In 2020, The Literature Centre will continue to introduce WA children to Superhero Foods giving them healthy bodies and strong minds. In all of our primary school literature workshops, our Education Officers increase awareness and understanding of eating a rainbow of colourful fruits and vegetables everyday, drinking water regularly ('zombie' drinks are loaded with sugar!) and discussing everyday foods. Find out more at www.superherofoodshq.org.au
The following information details the requirements needed to carry out a literature workshop in schools:
Staff at The Literature Centre will plan your residence to suit the needs of your students. For some workshops, additional materials may be needed. These may include such things as a data projector and screen, access to a photocopier and access to water.
Sessions can be arranged to suit your school timetable. The most convenient arrangement is 3 sessions per day ie. start of school until recess, recess until lunch and lunch until the end of the day. It would be appreciated if the following points could be taken into consideration when planning timetables:
Costs: Available on application.
Travel: As appropriate, kilometre rate @ 80 cents per km (to be advised by Centre staff after residence); cost of car hire and petrol; airfares; taxi fares
Accommodation and Meals: To be provided by the school during country residences. It would be appreciated if a light lunch could be provided, eg. sandwich and juice.
Payment: An invoice will be forwarded to the school shortly after the completion of a residence. Cheques can be made out to the The Literature Centre Inc. Direct debit details are available. Prompt payment is requested.
Cancellation Fee: A full cancellation fee will be charged if notice is given less than a term prior to the visit (excluding school holidays). This fee is applicable because the Centre is unable to absorb the cost of such cancellations.
Please contact The Literature Centre to discuss your needs. Ph: 08 9430 6869 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org