QVMAG inspires gifted Northern kids

TALENT SHINES: Elena Darby-Rodriguez 10, of St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School in Launceston, creating a portrait at QVMAG at a workshop for the Gifted Get Together day. Picture: Paul Scambler

TALENT SHINES: Elena Darby-Rodriguez 10, of St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School in Launceston, creating a portrait at QVMAG at a workshop for the Gifted Get Together day. Picture: Paul Scambler

Northern Tasmanian gifted kids participated in creative and stimulating workshops across Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery sites on Friday. 

About 160 gifted students from grades four to six across a range of primary schools participated. 

Twelve workshops took place across the museum and art gallery, which included creative writing run by a local author, dance, watercolours, fine arts, music, science, history and robotics. 

“The idea is that they’re extended in their learning, and so what we’re trying to do is take advantage of the museum environment so that the students will be inspired by the actual environment itself,” QVMAG education research officer Lin Farrington said. 

Students participated in one of the workshops all day in an area suited to them.  

She said the annual event previously received positive feedback from students, who had a “wonderful time”.

The Gifted Get Together day was organised by the Tasmanian Association for the Gifted as part of Gifted Awareness Week. 

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