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Top 3 Events At Learning On The Edge Footscray For Families

Top 3 Events at Learning On the Edge Footscray for Families

Take the kids to Learning on the Edge on Friday 16 November and Saturday 17 November 2018 to discover the wonders of learning in unconventional ways!

The two-day festival features a series of mind-expanding interactive events in locations across Footscray.  Put a twist on everyday learning and get out of your comfort zone!

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A major feature of the program is Skills Street, hosted at Victoria University’s Nicholson campus on Saturday 17 November from 12 – 4pm. The campus will come alive with a range of learning opportunities across the areas of robotics and AI, health, trades, and sports and fitness. Drop in anytime for a range of free educational experiences, or book into a workshop.

Here are a few of the family-friendly highlights from Skills Street. I’ll see you there!


  1. Big Bangaboom

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This is a science show with a difference, where all rules are broken! Skunk Control are creating some big bangs during this interactive event suitable for the whole family.

Big Bangaboom, Victoria University Nicholson Street Campus (238A Nicholson Street, Footscray), 9919 5130

12:30, 1:45 and 3pm (45 mins), Saturday 17 November, Free


2. Technology for Tomorrow


Teenagers will love this tech-focused workshop, where you can meet a NAO humanoid robot, put on a VU headset and experience the world of virtual reality, and watch a 3D printer transform an idea on the screen to something you can touch.

Suitable for ages 16+.

Technology for Tomorrow, Victoria University Nicholson Street Campus (238A Nicholson Street, Footscray), 9919 5130

12, 1:30 and 3pm (45 mins) Saturday 17 November, $15


3. Food and Mood

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Unpack your lunch box and discover how different types of food influences your mood.

This workshop will unveil variations of school and work lunchboxes, leaving you with an understanding of how varying food items in your daily lunch diet will stimulate and energise your day differently.

You’ll even get to prepare your own lunch box to take home with you!

Food and Mood, Victoria University Nicholson Street Campus (238A Nicholson Street, Footscray), 9919 5130

12pm, 45 min session (school lunchboxes perfect for parents and children) Saturday 17 November
2:30pm, 45 min session (work lunch) Saturday 17 November

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Learning on the Edge is a Victoria University Footscray University Town initiative, in collaboration with Victoria University Polytechnic, Maribyrnong City Council and community partners, to celebrate the Year of Lifelong Learning.

Click here for more things to do, places to play and where to eat in Footscray with kids

This post has been produced in collaboration with Victoria University Learning On The Edge

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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