Story Hubs

Story Hubs

After three years telling stories with more than 5,000 children and young people in Footscray, we are looking beyond the galaxy, the time machine and the skydeck. We’d like to work with you on something much bigger than our very tall (or very deep?) Building.  We’d like to co-create an imaginative space for children and young people in your community. To support this, we would also...

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Opening Up the Trapdoor

Opening Up the Trapdoor

If you happened to wander in to early years classrooms in a couple of Footscray schools earlier this year, you would have been well advised to take a backpack with you. But not just any backpack: a Hero’s Backpack. Inside you should have packed a variety of items: something to eat, a tool and a toy.  With these things, you would be better prepared for the villains, obstacles and even errant...

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Cure 100

Cure 100

In April this year, a group of intrepid grade 7 students from Footscray City College joined forces with guest facilitator Adrian Lucas-Healey to find out if collaborative games could make the world a better place. Over the year they worked together every week after school on uncovering the principles of game design, storytelling and collective action in games. They went through various...

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Creativity and Outcomes for Children and Young People

Creativity and Outcomes for Children and Young People

At the heart of 100 Story Building is the idea that children and young people are capable of creating powerful work. When we open up opportunities and provide support for them to take risks with their creativity, and celebrate their work, we contribute to their development of identity, and relationships between individuals and communities are strengthened. For us, this means we strive for...

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Message from the CEO

Message from the CEO

A young program participant had a startling experience on the top floor of 100 Story Building not long ago. Having been a member of our Monday afternoon program for more than six months, it was perhaps just a little unsettling for him to discover that there is a secret reading nook hidden behind one of our bookshelves, and that it had been there the entire time he had been visiting. Having just...

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In Other Words

In Other Words

With In Other Words 2013 starting very soon, we’d like to share with you the background to this collaborative project and how it contributes to the literacy, confidence and sense of belonging of its young participants. In 2012, Maribyrnong City Council invited us to develop a storytelling program in consultation with Dinjerra Primary School in Melbourne’s west.  As part of the...

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