Impossible Harvests

Impossible Harvests

Hey everyone! The harvesting break is now over, so LET THE PLANTING BEGIN! My name’s Britney and I’m a mentor for this year’s young Harvesters, having been a part of the first ever edition. The first week of Early Harvest started off with a bang, where they sowed their ideas and returned with popcorn as their ideas flourished and popped into AMAZING things (because popcorn is amazing)....

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Countdown to Early Harvest

Countdown to Early Harvest

What makes a good theme for a literary mag? Something encompassing, but not too big, neither too narrow. A phrase or a word that allows writers – or poets, or comic artists – to fidget about in, and invent stories of their own. A kind of guiding light through the creation process, without being too blinding. Sometimes we started with a word quite small, and worked outwards to a place where...

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Calling Eagle-Eyed Editors

Calling Eagle-Eyed Editors

It’s cold out, which means it’s nearly Early Harvest time! This year Early Harvest will publish issue number five, all about … well, we don’t know exactly. Not because it’s Unknown (like issue number 3) or beyond the comprehension of humanoids (that would be issue number 4 – Technology), but because just like all of these previous issues the theme of Early Harvest is decided by...

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Journey to the West

Journey to the West

Adapted by Footscray West Primary School and Victorian College of Arts Animation Students Journey to the West, is a famous Chinese story by Wu Cheng’en. It starts with the story of Monkey who was born from a rock. He was an adventurer, learning magical powers and becoming the king of the Land of Fruit and Flowers. However, being quite mischievous, he soon got in to trouble with the...

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Heatherhill PS in Space Doom!

Heatherhill PS in Space Doom!

If you get up early enough in the next few days, you might just catch a glimpse of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. But if you are more of an owl than a lark, drop in to 100 Story Building and check out the new planets exploding in to being courtesy of students from Heatherhill Primary School. Over the next two terms, we’re working with teachers and students to help them create a rich...

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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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