Registration for schools

Registration for FOBI 2021 has closed. Confirmations for registered schools will be sent on 15 June.


There are three sessions available for schools at FoBI Schools Day - two fully scheduled sessions aimed toward children years 3-6, and one non-scheduled session for older students in years 7-12. 

Schools attending sessions for years 3 - 6 will receive a two-hour, fully scheduled itinerary which will include a workshop, 3 x 10 minute exhibitor sessions and a stage presentation. 

These sessions will run between 10.30am-12.30pm and 12.30-2.30pm. 

The Schools Day session for years 7-12 will be aimed more toward careers where students will be able to freely explore the festival. Students will have access to hands-on workshops and activities in the expo area. This session will run for 1.5 hours from 9.00-10.30am. 

Schedules for primary schools

Confirmed primary schools will be sent their 2 hour schedule at the beginning of term 3. By scheduling the sessions at the festival we aim to provide a cohesive experience for school supervisors and students, maximise the number of participants and allow you to fully experience the festival program.

There will be times during the schedule when students will be broken up into smaller groups of 5­-10. We recommend organising these groups before your arrival and allowing for one adult supervisor for each smaller group.

On arrival

On arrival confirmed schools will be briefed by a festival guide. Please ensure you arrive 20 minutes prior to the commencement of your session to allow time for the briefing and to familiarise yourself with the festival layout.

We ask that you bring a printed copy of your schedule and the schools day sitemap for every supervising adult. 

Please do not bring school bags into the venue. 

Teachers briefing

We will be holding a pre­-event briefing for teachers at a city venue. The briefing aims to familiarise teachers with the program and festival procedures to ensure students get the most out of their time at the festival. 

We warmly invite students, teachers and staff to also attend the festival's public day to experience the event at your leisure.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival of Bright Ideas 2021.  


A copy of the FOBI COVID safety plan can be downloaded here. The purpose of the plan is to ensure that FOBI is a safe and responsible event for all participants and visitors, and is a working document which be reviewed according to the current Public Health directions. 

The current guidelines and more information can be found at

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