Museum of Brisbane

St James School students care for Norman Creek


As part of their Semester 2 lessons this year the Grade 4 students from St James Catholic Primary School explored what they could do to encourage their community to be more sustainable.  The students researched topics connected with their nearby environment of Coorparoo and its surrounding suburbs, and drew upon Museum of Brisbane’s 2015 exhibition Navigating Norman Creek as inspiration for a class project.

Navigating Norman Creek explored Queensland’s most urbanised catchment through a visual poem and a series of short films created by filmmaker, historian and creek resident Trish FitzSimons.  Each of the films reveal different aspects of the creek’s unique environment and its relationship with the people of Brisbane.

With Norman Creek winding right through Coorparoo, intern teacher Mrs Sheilas Gehramm explained that the films helped to reinforce their lessons on sustainability.  The class then created and displayed posters around their school community encouraging everyone to reduce their waste and recycle.  Mrs Gehramm and her students were kind enough to share photos of some the posters with us, and we think they’re pretty fantastic!


Museum of Brisbane offers a range of education programs that aim to open minds, entertain and excite students.  Visit our education page for more information.