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Beyond the Bale : December 2014
22 OFF FARM • The Wool4SchoolTM 2015 design brief asks students to design an ultimate winter outfit suitable for a student exchange to New York City, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow or New Delhi. • AWI online resources have been extended to include a new LEARN ABOUT WOOL website tailored to both primary and secondary Australian schools. AWI is continuing to educate the next generation about the unique and natural benefits of Australian Merino wool. This is the fifth year that high school students and teachers across the country are being invited to take part in AWI’s Wool4SchoolTM apparel design program, with $10,000 in prizes on offer. Open to Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 design and technology, textile design, home economics and visual art students, Wool4SchoolTM sets the challenge to design an original outfit made from Australian Merino wool. This year’s theme is Live Life, Love Wool, with students having to design their ultimate winter outfit that showcases their personality and is suitable for a student exchange to New York City, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow or New Delhi. Lesson plans have been developed in line with the Australian curriculum specifically tailored for the classroom, and when teachers register they also receive a Wool4SchoolTM fabric pack to incorporate into their teachings of Merino wool. 2014 teacher winner Anna Dyer teaches textile and design at Belridge Secondary College in Western Australia. This year she had 51 students from Years 8-10 take part in Wool4SchoolTM, plus three Year 11 students who were working through units to gain their Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology. “The competition fitted beautifully within one of their competencies and next year there will also be a Year 7 ‘Fashion’ class and I’m looking forward to them entering in 2015,” Mrs Dyer said. Mrs Dyer implemented the lesson plans supplied by AWI into each of her classes, but went above and beyond expectations to further educate her students. “The lesson plans supplied were very useful and I used many of them. I also introduced other activities that were devoted to each year group, for example felting with the Year 9 class and microscopic fibre structure with the Year 11 class. This allows me to enter the students in following years but keep the content new and fresh for each year group.” A new LEARN ABOUT WOOL website has also been developed by AWI, in conjunction with Australian teachers, as part of Wool4SchoolTM. The website www.wool4school.com/ learnaboutwool provides online resources developed with the Australian curriculum in mind and can easily be implemented into everyday classroom activities supporting the development of students in line with curriculum guidelines. The LEARN ABOUT WOOL website has been designed so teachers can search for resources by content area, Year level, and subject from foundation year through to Year 10. MORE INFORMATION www.wool4school.com STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION WOOL4SCHOOLTM Belridge Secondary College and Wool4SchoolTM winning teacher Anna Dyer with students that entered last year’s Wool4SchoolTM competition. The apparel design competition Wool4SchoolTM returns for its fifth year, continuing to educate Australian high school students about the unique and natural benefits of Australian Merino wool. WOOLGROWERS AND PARENTS Contact your local high school and encourage them to get involved in the Wool4SchoolTM program. Information for schools and teachers is available at www.wool4school.com. YEAR 7-11 TEACHERS Simply register your school and year groups at www.wool4school.com to receive a free Merino wool fabric pack and resource kit for the classroom. YEAR 7-11 STUDENTS Learn more about the exciting competition at www.wool4school.com and talk to your teacher about getting involved. KEY DATES REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 31 May 2015 SUBMISSIONS CLOSE Years7&8 16 July 2015 Years9&10 23 July 2015 Years 11 & teachers 30 July 2015 HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN WOOL4SCHOOLTM 2015