INSPIRE: Creative Learning Access Program

Running across three years (2020 to 2022) Inspire Program will see Barking Gecko work closely with principals and teachers from 28 primary schools located in low socio-economic suburbs, enriching students’ learning through theatre and creative learning.

Schools are provided with fully subsidised tickets and bus transportation, enabling students from Years 3 to 6 to attend Barking Gecko theatre productions. Prior to the excursion, teachers are provided with classroom activities and students participate in drama workshop delivered by a professional theatre artist.

 Teachers also participate in Barking Gecko’s School Drama mentoring program. Working closely with professional theatre artists, School Drama develops the creative skills of teachers using drama and children’s literature. This in turn fosters dynamic and creative classrooms, transforming the academic and social outcomes of primary school students.


Participating Schools

Ashfield Primary School 
Bassendean Primary School
Beckenham Primary School 
Belmont Primary School
Bramfield Park Primary School 
Calista Primary School 
Challis Community Primary School
Dryandra Primary School
East Maddington Primary School 
East Victoria Park Primary School
Ellenbrook Primary School 
Forrestfield Primary School
Gosnells Primary School
Honeywood Primary School 
Holy Cross College
Lockridge Primary School 
Middle Swan Primary School 
Moorditj Noongar Community School
Nollamara Primary School 
North Balga Primary School
Seaforth Primary School
Swan View Primary School 

Inspire Program Partner

Foundation Partner


Government Partner