Wednesday 26 October 2016
She’s a former historian, passionate Education programmer and, amazingly, former nanny for Rammstein. Now Emma Hewitt has returned home to create an education program that will inspire and delight the students and teachers of Perth.
Lucky Bay at the Cape Le Grande National Park down near Esperance. Port Beach also swells my heart.
I grew up in Perth, in the leafy streets of West Leederville.
The first crisp crash of the water and the quick freeze of your skin as you dive into the ocean.
Involvement with the arts has an enormously positive impact on social, personal and educational outcomes for children. And perhaps most importantly, the Arts provide meaningful avenues through which children can experiment with and explore their understanding of the world and themselves.
The program is about opening up possibilities and growing imaginations. The program gives students amazing opportunities to work alongside some of the world’s best artists in rich, immersive and meaningful ways that support curriculum outcomes. I am so proud of this program and can’t wait to share it with schools.
So much! But underpinning it all is a real focus on creating rich, meaningful and outcomes-focussed opportunities for students to learn and create.
I am incredibly passionate about ensuring that children are acknowledged as citizens, whose voices and contributions are valued.