ATP was transformed into a film set when local high school students spent the day on-site filming their latest project for South Cares’ School to Work Program.
On Wednesday, 6 August, the Park’s grounds, buildings and cafes were used as a backdrop for the students’ Framing Health films – a project students have been working on with University of Sydney graduates.
Souths Cares run the School to Work Program for year 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pupils to help identify and develop their own education and employment outcomes. As part of the Program, participants partner with Sydney University students and create videos that promote healthy living.
Souths Cares General Manager, Shannon Donato, said the exercises aim is two-fold.
“This is a great project for students as it gives them a creative outlet to design and produce a number of useful video health messages,” said Shannon.
“It also gives them the opportunity to collaborate with graduates on a project that exposes them to university life, encouraging them to consider further education as an option.
“ATP was a fantastic place for the project with all the open spaces providing a range of options for filming a variety of scenarios. We are really grateful we were able to use the Park as our set.”
The students will work on their films over the coming months, and a screening day will be held in ATP’s theatrette towards the end of October to showcase the films, celebrate their hard work, and promote the School to Work initiative.
South Cares is the charity arm of the South Sydney Rabbitohs and has a long standing partnership with ATP who sponsors their programs and has worked with the organisation on a number of projects and events.
Their programs give children and young people from Redfern and the surrounding areas the opportunity to take part in a series of health and education workshops that aid social and physical development.
Souths Cares would like to extend their sincere thanks to ATP as well as the University of Sydney’s Social Inclusion Unit – Compass – for their ongoing support.
Souths Cares' School to Work Program is also proudly supported by the Australian Government.