Visit VSSEC at the Royal Melbourne Show
This year the Royal Melbourne Show will be held from Saturday 18th September to Tuesday 28th September at the Melbourne Show Grounds. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will have an exhibit in the Victorian Government Expo Centre (VGEC) where they will showcase new technologies used in classrooms. This year's theme is ‘Giving every child, every opportunity to shine!’ and will be set up as an innovative classroom and early learning space with learning pods, technology based information networks, interactive games and workshops.
The dynamic, interactive and colourful stand will feature a number of free educational activities for children of all ages. These will include drawing workshops, art and craft, environment and sustainability activities, ultra violet light workshops with the Victorian Space Science Education Centre, identifying bugs with Ecolinc, and Scienceworks’ Robotic workshops.
Visitors to the stand can also try interactive whiteboards, netbooks and personal computers, which represent many of the new technologies being used in Government schools. Premier’s Reading Challenge ambassadors, including Leigh Hobbs, Michael Panckridge and Nim’s Island author Wendy Orr, will be conducting talks to inspire a love of reading and writing.
While the children are occupied, parents will have the chance to find out more about learning and education in Victoria.
Open 10am-6pm daily from the 18-28th September, the Fast Forward Government Expo is located between the Town Square and Children’s Carnival. Visit VSSEC between 11:00am and 2:00pm 20-24th September. Download a full Program of Activities (PDF - 23Kb)