INSPIRE: Creative Learning Access Program
“The students are so excited! A few kids haven't even been to the city, much less into a theatre!”
Inspire Program Primary School Teacher
Barking Gecko Theatre is committed to providing high quality arts engagement for children regardless of their circumstance.
Running across three years (2020 to 2022) our Inspire Program sees 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.
Inspire Program 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.
|Ashfield Primary School|
|Balga Primary School|
|Bassendean Primary School|
|Beckenham Primary School|
|Belmont Primary School|
|Bramfield Park Primary School|
|Calista Primary School|
|Challis Community Primary School|
|Coolbelup Community 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|