Schools Day, Friday 18 August.

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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 fully scheduled itinerary. 

High school open session 9.15am – 10.30am

This session for years 7-12 will be aimed more toward careers where students will be able to freely explore the festival. All activity providers will run their hands-on activities 'on-demand' for this session, much in the same format as Saturday.

Primary sessions 10.45am – 12.30pm and 12.45pm – 2.30pm

During these sessions groups of 8-12 children will visit exhibits for 10 minutes at a time. Students will be encouraged to engage with the exhibit and participate in activities.

Schedules for primary schools

Confirmed primary schools will be sent their two-hour schedule early in 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.

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. 

Teacher's 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 on Saturday 19th to experience the event at your leisure.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival of Bright Ideas 2023.  




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Festival of Bright Ideas acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/ Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honor the achievements of the palawa people as Tasmania's first scientists and engineers, living and working sustainably on this land.

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