ABCDE Learning Sites
The City of Launceston has been working with the Invermay community since July 2022 over an 18-month period, implementing Launceston's sixth ABCDE Learning Site.
Learning Sites enables communities to identify their assets, build connections and create change in the heart of the community to benefit those living within the area. The approach is about focusing on ‘what’s strong, not what’s wrong’. The Council has collaborated with Bank of I.D.E.A.S to deliver six Asset Based Community Driven Effort (ABCDE) Learning Sites:
- Invermay 2022-2023
- Kings Meadows in 2021
- Youngtown in 2019
- Ravenswood in 2018
- Rocherlea in 2017
A Bright New Day in Invermay
Capturing stories, connections and hopes, 'A bright new day in Invermay' is a student-led film developed as part of the City of Launceston's ABCDE Learning Site program. The film was made in a pop-up studio at Invermay Primary School over three days with Evi and David from Action Crew who mentored grade 5 and 6 students from Invermay Primary School and St.Finn Barr's. Action Crew inspires positive change, by young people feeling respected, active, visible and valued in their communities. Over three days Action Crew guided the students through the process of how to create a short film, from script to production, using a simple set up in a pop up studio within the school. Watch 'A bright new day in Invermay' by pressing play below!
Reach out, say hello and get involved in the Invermay Learning Site
As one of the first local governments to embrace this strategy-based approach, the City of Launceston has worked with local leaders within the suburbs to identify, connect and mobilise their assets in order to take action, make positive change and directly shape their own community’s future.
How it works
The Learning Sites occur over a 12 - 18 month period based on eight touchstones.
The City of Launceston’s Community Connector for this period guides the community through the process.
- Recruiting a community connector;
- Finding a community builder team;
- Hosting conversations to discover assets and what people care about;
- Engaging local groups and associations;
- Building connections through social interaction activities and shareable community opportunities;
- Implementing change (doing and reviewing); and
Past ABCDE Learning Site reports
A Bright New Day in Invermay
A Bright New Day in Invermay is a student-led film project. The film captures stories, connections and hopes from the students in an interview style for approximately 10 minutes. The film was made in a pop-up studio at Invermay Primary School over three days with Evi and David from Action Crew who mentored grade 5 and 6 students from Invermay Primary School and St.Finn Barr's. Action Crew inspires positive change, by young people feeling respected, active, visible and valued in their communities. Action Crew guided the students through the process of how to create a short film, from script to production, using a simple set up in a pop up studio within the school.
The Hidden Gems of Kings
A ten-minute film made by Action Crew and Kings Meadows High School students in November 2021 featuring the hidden gems of Kings Meadows.
Dear Youngtown, a letter to our community
The City of Launceston celebrated the Youngtown ABCDE learning site with this short film made by the fabulous students of Youngtown Primary School and Kings Meadows High School. In 3 days we trained up 3 film crews, made up of 20 students interviewing 18 talents.
As part of the Mowbray Learning Site, the following 'Dear Mowbray' short film was created. Evi van der Niet and David Adams from Action Crew visited Mowbray in October and mentored Mowbray Heights Primary School grade 5 students over three full days in how to make a film. Pop up crews learnt the roles of camera, sound and lighting operators and the interviewer role and told us it was one of the best days they had experienced.
The Ravenswood Reporters
As filmmakers we believe in the power of stories. We need stories like we need sunshine. They weave our lives together. They turn away our fears. We interviewed incredible people. Their stories all tell how Ravenswood has the heart, guts & courage to turn its potential into reality.
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Find the most recent and previous editions of the ABCDE Learning Sites Newsletter here: ABCDE Newsletters
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