Work Education Department

Cafe Chat


Two groups of students in the Certificate 1 in Work Education worked with established artist Anthony Lawrence, and teachers Gretta Newall and Kirsten Woodhouse, to create an award winning  claymation film called Café Chat.

This project gave students the opportunity to develop the skills to create the script, puppets, sets, record and edit sound and animation files.

Anthony mentored the students and staff over 6 months. For the students it was a memorable experience to create something unique.  It was a learning experience that they can share with others and the project gave them the opportunity to further develop skills which they can take with them into the workplace.

“They’ll have the satisfaction of seeing something they created go out to a worldwide audience,” said Lawrence. “They’ll see their potential to achieve anything they set their mind to.”

The finished film was entered into the Oska Bright Film Festival in England in 2011 and won the Most Original Film Award that year.

The film has also been selected for screenings at a number of other festivals, including:

  • Liberty Festival London, held in conjunction with the Paralympics Games
  • Wide Angle Media Festival, March 2012, Vancouver Canada
  • Picture This Film Festival 2013, Calgary Canada

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