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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Tendrils

Tendrils

This summer, we happened across a strange phenomena at MPavilion, itself a curious mix of meeting place, experiment and events. Who knew how long this strangeness lay hidden deep beneath the ground? All we know is that, sort of like Dorothy’s house landing on the wicked witch, MPavilion landing awakened something odd and wonderful. It began to grow. And communicate. Scientists examined...

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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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Early Harvest Goes Cyborg

Early Harvest Goes Cyborg

According to a recent poll, about half of those surveyed believe computers will be as effective as people in creating music, novels, movies and paintings in the next 50 years. Well, we don’t know about that, but we can tell you that 12 young editors and 20 young writers/illustrators can create a pretty awesome literary magazine RIGHT NOW. It’s called early harvest issue 4, and...

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Work With Us

Work With Us

Did you know about the territorial and villainous Octomonkey? What happened the last time you set out on a Perilous Quest? Who is making all the noise on Level 17? If you have ready answers to these questions and ridiculous ideas about asking more, then join us in Melbourne’s most-storied Building as a casual Workshop Facilitator. Share your love of creativity and ideas with children and...

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