DescriptionGeraldine Burke presented (on behalf of our project team) at the Keep Victoria Beautiful Regional Awards on the project [Our Waste, Our Place, Our Actions - U3A/Monash/Mornington Park Primary School]. The project was nominated as a finalist for the Sustainable Communities - Tidy Towns 2020 Awards. The project was made possible by funding from Mornington Peninsula Shire, Place Making grant to Mornington U3A and Monash University who worked with Mornington Park Primary School. The project would not have been possible without the work of Libby Wilson, Mornington U3A, Monash University pre-service teachers and children and staff from Mornington Park Primary school.
Towns included in this Award series Arthurs Seat, Balnarring, Crib Point, Dromana, Hastings, Moorooduc, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Red Hill, Rosebud, Rye, Somers, Somerville and Sorrento.
|Period||18 Aug 2020|
|Event title||AWARDS PRESENTATION: Keep Victoria Beautiful : Regional Awards|
|Location||Mornington, AustraliaShow on map|
|Degree of Recognition||Regional|
- place making
- art education
- pre-service teachers
- primary school
Documents & Links
Sustainable Communities - Tidy Towns Awards 2020 Education Finalists
A series of posters that detail the Our Waste, Our Place, Our Actions intergenerational place-making project
A video that features the Our Waste, Our Place, Our Actions project. Intergenerational art project in Mornington "It's a kind of magic," is how Monash art education expert Geraldine Burke describes the connection and learning that happens when you invite seniors into learning spaces and build connection across the generations. And that's exactly what happened in this project we ran in partnership with U3A Mornington, Mornington Park Primary School and our wonderful pre-service teachers. The group created upcycled art out of local waste, and along the way connected through shared stories and ideas about their beautiful local environment. "There's so much richness and wealth in it in terms of wisdom, in terms of stories, in terms of children learning respect for seniors and vice versa," Geraldine says. The project was made possible with a local place-making grant from Mornington Peninsula Shire. See less