In the Spotlight Play Day

Region: Metropolitan South | Bankstown
Preschool to Year 6
Local arts program Public schools Drama

In the Spotlight Play Day is an outreach drama program that provides public school students Preschool to Year 6 with an innovative and inspiring opportunity to authentically engage in the Drama and English syllabus.

Participating school groups work with an experienced drama tutor at a one day workshop to create a play-built drama piece to be performed at the In the Spotlight Play Day showcase.

Following the workshop day each class or group will have the ‘framework’ of their own play which will continue to be built and rehearsed with their teacher.

Students have the opportunity to perform their work for other participating school students at a professional performance venue.

Tutors are experienced in using play building with children and the program allows teachers to develop their understanding of how to use drama in the classroom to enrich learning experiences across the key learning areas.

2022 dates

Nominations to participate in the 2022 program have closed.


Workshop sessions will take place as an incursion during Term 1 Weeks 10 and 11.

  • Week 10 Tuesday 29 March 2022
  • Week 10 Wednesday 30 March 2022
  • Week 10 Friday 1 April 2022
  • Week 11 Wednesday 6 April 2022
  • Week 11 Friday 8 April 2022

This year the showcase will be virtual and held on Tuesday 7 June 2022 (Term 2 Week 7).


Student participation fees have been reduced in 2022 as the student showcase is virtual.

  • $20.00 per student
  • $30.00 per teacher attending the workshops as a professional learning experience.

Should In the Spotlight Play Day workshops be cancelled prior to the advertised workshops and no alternative offered, a full refund will be provided.

In the event of a COVID-19 related withdrawal from the program on the day of the workshop, the participant will be refunded 50% of the participation fee paid.

Professional learning resources

Should you want to sharpen your skills in preparing and videoing your item, check out these Digital @ The Arts Unit resources:

COVID-19 notice

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.


Jessica Venables
Program Coordinator
Tamara O'Rourke
Program Coordinator
Michelle Murphy
Arts Coordination Officer
Riverwood Education Office


Bankstown Sports Club
8 Greenfield Parade
Bankstown NSW 2200

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