Get Creative: School Holiday Professional Learning with the History Trust

A fun day of creative, hands-on professional learning where you’ll explore museums, write poetry and cross-stitch with colleagues.

Based at the Migration Museum and Centre of Democracy, this half-day workshop is for Primary teachers, Secondary English, History or Art teachers, and anyone that wants to have some creative fun with colleagues.


You will tour the Migration Museum and Centre of Democracy and learn about education programs offered there, then take part in a poetry workshop with Poetry Takeover Ambassador Manal Younus. After a break you will come back to a hand-on cross-stitch workshop with Centre of Democracy Manager, Nikki Sullivan. Here you will learn about the craftivism project, Stitch + Resist. Work on your own project to submit or take the concept of craftivism back to the classroom for an engaging cross-curricular activity with impact.


You will have opportunities to ask questions and connect with colleagues through the day, and you will be provided with a certificate for your PD records.



9.50am arrival and welcome in the Migration Museum courtyard

10am-10.40am Tour of the Migration Museum and talk about programs available

10.40am-11am Tour of the Centre of Democracy

11am-11.15am Morning tea (supplied)

11.15am-12.30pm Manal Younus poetry talk and workshop

12.30pm-1pm Lunch break (bring or buy own lunch)

1-2.30pm Stitch & Resist talk and cross-stitch workshop


FEE: $20 to cover costs



Curriculum Links

• English; poetry, creative writing

• Art/craft

• History; creative responses, modern history