Today, Australia is made of a mosaic of people, stories, cultures and customs from all over the world. We exist in diverse communities and this makes us richer, stronger and much more vibrant.

Home explores the stories of children who have travelled from across the world to live in Australia, bringing their uniqueness to the wonderful complexity of our communities. The children's stories range from revelation to transformation and are built from the deep human need to have a place... and belong.

From joy and love to hardship and adversity, these are the stories of the children of our nation.

Out of the Box festival offers opportunities for children to engage in arts-rich experiences to explore and extend in-class literacy and learning. Teachers can deepen their student’s engagement with and experience of the festival by talking to them about the different in-theatre experiences, workshops and activities before, during and after their day.

To help with this, the Out of the Box festival team has prepared numerous Creative Learning Guides which link the in-theatre experiences, activities and workshops at the festival with the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum (Version 8). Key messages, learning activities and other resources are also included.

The Creative Learning Guide for Home will be available soon to download.

In association with UNICEF AUSTRALIA