Teachers can use these resources to teach literacy skills with the outcome being to enter the New Conversations Storytelling Competition. This competition is open to Australian students in Year 9 to 10. It encourages them to conduct conversations with people they find extraordinary and invites students to share their story and celebrate their heroic qualities through their submission. The competition aims to connect students to the power of storytelling, develop their communication skills and be reminded of the emotional value of face-to-face conversation.
New Conversations is a creative writing competition for high school students to interview an individual who inspires them. For us, it is important to share our passion for storytelling and use Dumbo Feather to encourage young people to seek out and examine who and what inspires them.