The Small Schools Fund allows schools with 50 or less students in regional and remote Queensland to apply for funds up to $5,000* per year for curriculum-linked projects (inclusive of facilitator fees, travel and accommodation).
Eight schools were selected for Small Schools Funding in 2018. The following are three of the projects that were delivered that year. Additional case-studies from all 2018 projects can be found below.
Art meets Science with Eco-dyeing in South Burnett
The schools were interested in a visual art workshop that combined art with science, drawing upon the concepts the students are learning in class. The focus of the two activities explored chemical changes and how this relates to colour change, as well as an exploration of materials and the environment.
Art meets History with Illustrations in Ravenswood
In preparation for the community of Ravenswood’s approaching 150th celebrations, the local primary school was tasked with creating colourful artworks featuring iconic elements of the township. The best of these artworks would then be included as illustrations for a commemorative book celebrating Ravenswood’s 150 years of settlement and community.
Art meets Science with Printmaking in Avondale
Over three days, the Avondale State School students participated in a variety of printmaking activities facilitated by Kay, centered on (but not limited to) the theme of bugs. After learning about insects in science, the students were encouraged to apply their scientific knowledge to design suitable plates for printmaking.
All 2018 Small Schools Case Studies