Find inspiration

Find Inspiration by exploring some incredible examples of what you could submit below. We want you and your students to be creative so think outside of the box.

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Use these resources to spark your creativity and let your imagination run wild!

 

Circus arts

Explore the magic and art of the circus and perform a short circus routine.

 

Inspired to hula hoop

Primary

Try some new tricks using hula hoops.

Video: Circus skills – hoops

 

Inspired to juggle

Primary

Try a new skill: learn how to juggle. How many different objects can you juggle? 

Video: Circus skills – juggling

 

Join the circus

Primary

Learn some circus skills and be inspired to perform under the big top.

Resource: Join the circus

 

Dance

Inspire your students to create their own dance while exploring and learning movement principles to communicate a clear message.

 

Create your own butterfly story

Primary

The life cycle of a butterfly is a fascinating journey and you could tell it through movement.

Resource: Metamorphosis

 

Explore and learn movement principles

Secondary

Use this Creative Class as inspiration to create your own work based around the concept of a firebird.

Resource: Firebird Forensics

 

Explore the world of dinosaurs

Primary

Be inspired by the fascinating world of dinosaurs and create a movement piece that really roars.

Resource: Dinosaur dig – Dance

 

If the scarecrow can dance it then so can you!

Primary

Explore the character of a scarecrow and learn how to move from the inside out.

Resource: Scarecrow dancing

 

Learn to disco dance

Kindergarten to Year 6 dance

Be inspired by the colourful world of disco dancing. Learn some new moves and have some groovy fun.

Resource: Disco dancing

 

Starting a primary dance group

Teachers, dance

Have you always wanted to start a dance group at your school? Then this is the moment to begin. Follow this advice and you’ll discover all of the fun and benefits.

Resource: Starting a primary dance group

 

Understand and explore communicating ideas through dance

Teachers, dance

Use the teaching resource to develop your own choreographic work with the theme of ‘Inspired’.

Resource: The choreographic journey

 

Use nature to inspire a dance

Primary

Go outside and explore nature. Respond to the stimulus around you, exploring what you can see, hear, smell, touch and create a movement piece from your experience. Use this Creative Class on autumn leaves to inspire your creativity.

Resource: Dancing autumn leaves

 

You can find inspiration everywhere! Like green fingernails!

Primary

Inspiration can come from all sorts of places. Follow these ideas to develop a dance piece based on green fingernails.

Resource: Green Fingernails

 

 

Digital media and film

Use technology and digital media to create a movie, short film, documentary, tv show or TED talk about something that inspires you and makes you want to step outside of your comfort zone.

 

Create a documentary

Primary and secondary

Write and film your own documentary about an event, place, or person that inspires you within your local community or even across the world.

Video: How to make a documentary film

 

Create your own short film

Secondary

Create a short film. Choose an inspirational story and tell it on film in just 4 minutes.

Resource: Lights, camera, action!

 

Create your own TED talk

Primary and secondary

Create a TED talk about something that inspires you. Use your voice to express your thoughts and feelings on a topic that ignites you. 

Video: A Way Forward

 

Drama

Invite your students to explore what inspires them and encourage them to express themselves through dramatic performance.

 

Creative development

Primary drama

Find a prop and use it as inspiration to devise a scene. Use your imagination.

Resource: Drama props

 

Film creation

Primary and secondary

Use technology to tell your story or write your own TV show. Write and record a film devised from a performance in a specific style, such as narrative, collage, verbatim, melodrama and commedia.

Resource: Filmmaking

 

Role play and creative development

Primary teachers, drama

Use images, text, ideas and stories as inspiration to start a scene.

Resource: Improvisation and playbuilding

Music

Showcase your musical originality through writing a song, composing a soundscape or creating a remix.

 

Electronic soundscape and composing

Primary and secondary

Experiment with electronic music and create a track or soundscape using inspiration from your community.

Resource: Electronic sounds

 

Remix project - Supernova

Secondary

Use elements and stems from the song Supernova to create your own remixed song.

Resource: Remix project – Supernova

 

Tips for successful songwriting

Secondary

Write and compose your own original song then record it and send it to the team.

Resource: Tips for successful songwriting

 

 

Puppetry

Showcase your students’ talents through the creation and development of puppets. Students can learn puppetry skills and techniques to express their ideas in a creative way.

 

Create a shadow puppet

Primary and secondary

Create a shadow and bunraku paper puppet. Use your new creations to inspire a story!

Video: Shadow and bunraku paper puppetry – 1. Making a simple shadow puppet

 

Puppet making

Primary

Use recycled materials to make your own puppet using your own imagination or base it on a character that inspires you.

Resource: Puppet masters

 

Slam poetry

Find your voice by exploring the exciting world of performance poetry and inspire your audience through the power of the spoken word.

 

Compose your own slam poem

Primary

Use the rhymes and reason to create your own slam poem on a topic that inspires you.

Resource: Painting pictures with words

 

Finding your voice

Secondary

Find your voice and share your story using the powerful medium of slam poetry.

Resource: Find your voice

 

Writing a slam poem

Secondary

Explore these examples of slam poetry and rap and be inspired to create your own.

Resource: Beats and rhymes

 

Visual arts

Be inspired by various famous artists to create your own art work about something that you find inspirational. This could be in your home town, local community or even around the globe.

 

Be inspired by items you can find around you.

Secondary

Build it higher! Use recycled items to design and create a totem artwork inspired by your imagination and cultural connection.

Resource: Trash totems

 

Inspired by Henri Matisse

Primary and secondary

Look out the window, what do you see? Use the inspiration of Henri Matisse to create your own inspired artwork.

Video: From the inside out

 

Inspired by John Olsen

Primary

Use John Olsen’s artwork, The King Sun, as inspiration and create an appropriation of this piece.

Video: The King Sun