Celebrate the arts during Education Week

The stage is set for Celebrating the arts – this year's theme of Education Week 2018.

Running from the 20 - 26 May, Education Week gives students, teachers and the community the opportunity to get involved in a range of music, dance, drama, visual art and media arts.

Arts and cultural organisations including the National Gallery of Victoria, Circus Oz and Sovereign Hill Gold Museum are running free activities and events for students to celebrate Education Week. We encourage schools to get involved.

From learning the art of clowning, puppetry, slam poetry and painting to exploring some of Victoria's leading galleries and theatres, students can enjoy a wide range of inspiring arts experiences. The full Calendar of Activities can be found at: Education Week.

Now in its 74th year, Education Week is also an opportunity for your school or early childhood service to open your doors showcase how you encourage student achievement in the arts.

For example, you could include displaying student work through a concert, art exhibition or performance.

We encourage schools to include any events that are open to the community in the Education Week online 'Calendar of Activities' by emailing: education.week@edumail.vic.gov.au

Celebrating the arts​

Student engagement in the arts can help improve educational outcomes by boosting motivation and creativity, building confidence and self-esteem, leadership skills, cooperation and collaboration as well as forging friendships and a sense of belonging.

We want to hear from you! If you would like to share stories of arts achievements at your school, please email: education.week@edumail.vic.gov.au