All aboard, little mateys! It’s not too late to play about in the Port with Play School!
The doors to South Australia’s Maritime Museum have reopened this month with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, and all your favourite Play School characters are still onboard and can’t wait to see you!
That’s right, Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima will be looked after by the South Australian Maritime Museum for a while longer as the Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years exhibition remains on display until 16 August.
All visitors to the museum—especially the young and young-at-heart—can take a look through the round, square or arched windows at the special 50th birthday travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia developed in collaboration with the ABC.
“We were really lucky that Big Ted and friends were already staying with us when we had to close the museum’s doors because of COVID-19 restrictions,” said Maritime Museum Director Paul Rees. “They had such a great time with us that – now the Maritime Museum has reopened – they’ve decided to stay a little while before heading off to their next stop around Australia.”
Play School has been a cornerstone of children’s television for decades and this nationally touring exhibition comes to South Australia packed full of history and iconic objects from the set.
So take a cardboard box, a paper hat, a whole lot of imagination, and you can set sail on the high seas again, tackle mythical sea creatures, be an explorer, a pirate or a captain of your ship. This is the kind of creative learning and fun that Play School is all about!
Bookings are highly recommended, with fixed session times and limited capacity to ensure a safe experience for everyone in line with state and federal government guidelines.
Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years is a travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia developed in collaboration with the ABC and is presented by The History Trust of South Australia’s Maritime Museum.
Happy Birthday Play School will be on display at the South Australian Maritime Museum until Sunday 16 August 2020.
DREAMBIG WITH THIS NEW AUDIO-LED THEATRE EXPERIENCE FOR FAMILIES TO ENJOY AT HOME
An adventurous new audio-led theatre experience, Mountain Goat Mountain, has been created during isolation for families across Australia to enjoy at home.
The work was created by Australian theatre company Threshold and developed with the support of Adelaide Festival Centre’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, AWESOME International Children’s Festival and HOTA, Home of the Arts.
Aimed at families with young children (aged five years and older) who miss going to the theatre, Mountain Goat Mountain is an interactive storytelling journey.
DreamBIG Children’s Festival Creative Producer Susannah Sweeney: “We’re excited to be part of this project, and the great thing about Mountain Goat Mountain is that it is a totally new work and it’s perfect for the situation we find ourselves in. It’s a wonderfully fun and imaginative experience.
“The artists behind this work have been part of our festival previously with Rain in 2017 and The Boy Who Loved Tiny Things last year, and we love what they create, so we are delighted to be supporting this project along with our interstate colleagues.”
Through a series of activities that help families set up and step into their own magical imaginative world, participants will find themselves crawling through tunnels, crossing lava pits and swimming through underwater caves – all without leaving home.
Guided by a narrative soundscape, families will embark on this 45-minute theatrical experience using only a charged audio device (computer, phone or tablet), a bed sheet (the bigger the better), a piece of blank paper (A4 will do) and their favourite pencils, pens or markers.
The unique theatre experience created for children and grown-ups to share together was created in isolation by artists Zoë Barry, Liz Francis, Nikita Hederics, Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood for Threshold. Threshold is a new Australian company that use theatrical tools to create experiences that bring people together.
Co-creator Sarah Lockwood said Mountain Goat Mountain was for families who enjoy adventure: “It’s for families needing a break from monotony and who are looking for a sense of occasion and a way to celebrate each other and this time together. Over many years I’ve been working with members of this creative team to create invitational spaces that encourage relationships to grow. When theatres started shutting down, we realised that we had a unique offering.”
Co-creator Tahli Corin said as artists who live regionally and are raising small children, she and Sarah had been thinking about how to bring theatres into homes for some time: “Threshold launched in June last year, so we were already interested in how we could work to create theatre in people’s homes before the pandemic hit and made it a necessity. There’s a lot of commentary right now about what the world will be like post coronavirus, and Mountain Goat Mountain is an opportunity to imagine and explore a new world together.”
As a qualified Pilates and yoga teacher, PT and counsellor-to-be, Bridie Walker knows all the “things”, but like all of us other regular beings she often found the motivation to workout quite tough.
Being a Mum of 2 kiddos herself, Bridie also knows that fitting around a gym schedule isn’t always appealing. This sparked the idea to create something a little more convenient.
Perfect for isolation ‘She Moves’ is an online platform where Bridie shares her workouts with Mums and busy women, bringing the workout from her home to yours. For just $15 a month you can be part of the She Moves community and even spot Bridie’s pets and children who make cute cameos in the videos.
To find out more info on how to sweat, stretch (and swear!) from the convenience of your own lounge room:
STAY INFORMED AND GO BEHIND THE NEWS WITH BTN CLASSROOM!
BTN is creating even more education focused content this term…
Still national and still all made in SA!
Our favourite news source BTN now has a Teachers tab and a Subjects tab on their homepage and YouTube Explainers on all sorts of different topics as well as their weekly show and BTN Newsbreak every weeknight.
Check out one of their latest episodes on how Covid-19 is effecting kids below! There’s also content on how to deal with upsetting news, BTN Investigations and how to get your voice heard on the news:
ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKETS: ALMOND, BANANA AND CINNAMON PORRIDGE
1 1/2 cups organic rolled oats
¼ cup ground almonds
1/4 cup brown rice flakes
2 cups almond milk
2 cups boiling water
3 tspn ground cinnamon
2 bananas, chopped
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/3 cup Greek yoghurt
Honey, to drizzle
Preheat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan-forced).
Place oats in a roasting pan and toast in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a large saucepan combine oats, ground almonds, rice flakes, milk, water, salt, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and half the banana over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the porridge boils and thickens. Remove from heat, cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
To serve porridge, divide evenly between 4 bowls and sprinkle the top with remaining banana, slivered almonds and cinnamon. To finish, place a dollop of yoghurt on top and drizzle with honey.