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Splashing About in our Catchment

Lockyer Valley 2011 Flood Recovery

This project was created as part of the Creative Recovery Pilot Project funded by Arts Queensland. It illustrates the power of creative education and its ability to help children overcome their fear of rain, following the floods in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley in 2011.

Primary school students and artists came together to create a claymation film to develop positive relationship to rain and the water cycle post Queensland Floods 2011 to overcome student absentism.

Students and teachers from five rural schools were involved in the educational component of this project to look at the role of water in the environment and in the lives of people living in the Lockyer. Each school worked with a professional storyteller to create a section of a story about three water molecules that travel throughout the Lockyer Valley catchment, passing through each of the five rural schools involved, on a quest of discovery.

The project also included a Community Day with water education activities, storytelling, painting, circus activities, music, locally-prepared food and a range of guest speakers.


Funding Body: Arts Queensland and Australia Council for the Arts

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