Six Pilbara schools will be treated to a celebration of arts through programs presented by touring staff from The University of Western Australia during October.
UWA’s Aspire to the Arts road show will visit Tom Price Senior High School and Newman SHS to present a series of art-focused activities to show students how exciting and interesting the arts can be. The road-show visited Hedland SHS, Karratha SHS and St Luke’s College in September.
Staff from the University’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre for the History of Emotions and Berndt Museum will introduce students to topics such as Asian Studies and the roles and portrayals of emotions in art, film making and in curating museum exhibitions.
In addition to student activities, UWA staff will also present professional development workshops for teachers on topics such as Australian literature and the history of emotions.
The University is keen to ensure the wider community also reaps the benefits of the travelling road show and will hold evening events to inform parents and other interested people about the arts.
The events will showcase short films made by school students while on Aspire UWA camps in Perth, and short films made by UWA students to give people an idea of what an arts degree encompasses.
Aspire UWA is a program through which the University partners with schools in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Mid-West-Gascoyne regions and outer metropolitan Perth.
It aims to raise awareness of tertiary study options after high school and encourages students with academic potential to consider and aspire to university study, regardless of their circumstances.