Ulverstone’s first Limitless Learning project launched in the Circulation Space at Hive on Wednesday, 1 May 2024. This is a collaboration between Hive Tasmania, the Peter Underwood Centre at the University of Tasmania, as well as local students and families from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School.

The Limitless Learning project is aimed at community centres, galleries, and museums across the North, North-West, and West Coast of Tasmania, and Hive will be the fifth participating Learning Destination.

Over the past few months, a series of ten workshops have taken place to co-design and co-create the learning activities. Involved in the project has been seven Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School students and their families, including Charlotte (Grade 5), Amelia (Prep), and their mother, Shaunna. The aim has been to create activities for children to engage with the exhibits in the Ulverstone Museum at Hive, such as a ‘Get ready to bumble’ museum trail, and an ‘International Morse Code’ challenge.

“When we first started in this space, it was very uninviting for children. So having the kid’s input into what kind of activities to come up with has been really good.” – said Shaunna 

“It helps us to see our space from a different perspective as well, which is so valuable. It gives us insight into what is interesting and what we can improve here at Hive.” – Said Jessie Pangas, Manager Arts & Culture, Central Coast Council.

The Peter Underwood Centre is dedicated to advancing education and community engagement in Tasmania.

Dr Becky Shelley, Deputy Director, Aspiration and Attainment at the Peter Underwood Centre said:

“Through the process of co-design, children, parents and organisations make new discoveries about their interests, their capabilities, and their possible futures.”

The project has been made possible through the support of the Tasmanian Community Fund, Jetty Foundation, and Cuthill Family Foundation, and works in conjunction with Children’s University Tasmania.

Tasmanian Community Fund Chairperson Sally Darke, said the Limitless Learning is having a positive impact on young people and their families in the North, North-West and West Coast of Tasmania.

“Learning doesn’t solely occur in education settings, and the collaborative model used recognises this by bringing together staff from participating institutions and young people from local schools to jointly create activities for future visitors that are child-friendly and spark the curiosity of families.”

Central Coast Council’s Mayor, Cr Cheryl Fuller said:

“The Central Coast Council are thrilled to welcome the Limitless Learning project to Hive. We strongly encourage the community to come along and enjoy the fantastic, family-friendly learning activities at our cultural hub – Hive from Wednesday 1 May 2024.” – she said.