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Susan is a passionate educator with a background in teaching English in secondary schools. She delights in finding innovative ways to connect children and young people with the amazing collections at the Library. Susan spends her days creating digital teaching resources, developing and delivering virtual excursions and onsite activities for students and teachers.
In 2021, Susan and her colleague Alicia De Audney, launched the very successful Young Writers Club.
Not another pony: Building an online creative community
Over a thousand children and young people, hundreds of artworks and writing projects and three excited educators. Two online after-school clubs, Art Club and Young Writers Club, have revolutionised the way in which the State Library engages with children and young people. By using a playful approach, we connect our members with Library collection items to inspire creative thinking that extends well beyond the hour we spend with them. Experience some of the meaningful activities that our members have enjoyed and find out why these programs are not just another pony. We will share with you what we did, what we learned and how you can apply these lessons to any cultural institution.