Wednesday, 12 June 2013

2013 Fairer World Festival

Contact: Jeremy Picone, A Fairer World
P: 6223 1025 E: jeremy@afairerworld.org W: www.afairerworld.org

Location: Statewide
Dates: 2-6 September 2013

Intended Audience: Primary, Secondary, Teachers - All, Year 11/12.

Early bird registrations for the 2013 Fairer World Festival close on Monday 17 June, after which late fees may apply. Register your students online.


“The Fairer World Festival was a great opportunity for students to learn about their world and the issues facing it today and into the future.”
- Rokeby High teacher 

An event that goes to the heart of the National Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Citizenship, critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, ethical behaviour, intercultural understanding, sustainability - the Fairer World Festival brings them all together in the one experience.

“To see concern, smiles and concentration on students' faces, all during the one workshop is invaluable. A highly engaging, rewarding, empowering experience for all students who attended. Take your class!” - Gagebrook Primary teacher

“[The] Fairer World Festival was a great learning experience! It showed us the issues with our society and how to fix them! I learnt that it is the little things that make a big difference and you are also never too young to make a difference!” - Grade 8, Ogilvie High student

As well as acclaimed keynote speakers Tim Kenworthy (founder of Useful and Big Help Mob, WA) and Akram Azimi (2013 Young Australian of the Year), and the world-class 'I AM GLOBAL CITIZEN' presentation, this year's inspiring and educational Festival program includes:
  • 'Living in Between - Students Against Racism'
    Why do people come from other countries to settle in Tasmania? This group of Polytechnic students from a diverse range of countries will tell their stories and discuss issues around culture and diversity.
  • 'Animal Rights & Wrongs - Brightside Farm Sanctuary'
    Meet Henry the pig rescued from a factory farm and Flossy the sheep who loves cuddles. Find out how you can make a difference for animals through choices you make about what you eat.   
  • 'How Good Are Your Balls? - Students Working Against Poverty'
    Global poverty - it's wrong but what can I do? This workshop will prove to you that you definitely CAN make a difference each and every day, by understanding the role of Fair Trade.

  • 'What is a Tassievore? - Sustainable Living Tasmania'
    What are the benefits and challenges of sourcing local food and what would a Tassievore diet look like?
Other presenters include: The Oaktree Foundation, Oxfam Australia, Australian Red Cross, Environment Protection Authority, Caritas Australia, Climate Action Hobart & Climate Classrooms Tasmania, St Vincent de Paul Society, VGen, Second Bite, and the Global Poverty Project.

(* Note that not all sessions run on all days.)
Daily Festival Program:
9:00am - School registration, MAD Expo setup & MAD activities
9:40am - A MAD Welcome & keynote speaker
10:40am - Morning tea, MAD Expo & MAD activities
11:10am - Concurrent workshop sessions delivered by community organisations.
12:15pm - Lunch, MAD Expo & MAD activities
12:55pm - Concurrent workshop sessions delivered by community organisations.
2:00pm - A MAD Wrap-up
2:20pm - Close
Festival Dates:
* Monday 2nd September, Launceston, UTAS: secondary school students (hosted by Wynyard High)
* Tuesday 3rd September, Launceston, UTAS: primary school students (hosted by Trevallyn Primary)
* Thursday 5th September, Hobart, UTAS: primary school students (hosted by Cygnet Primary)
* Friday 6th September, Hobart, UTAS: secondary school students (hosted by Huonville High)

Numbers are limited and the cost per student is $10 (ex GST), or $7.50 (ex GST) for members of the Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning.

Find out more about membership online and either download a membership form or opt for membership to be added when you register for the Festival.
Member schools may be eligible for a travel subsidy.