Holmesglen announces education partnership with Dreamcity


Introducing Dreamcity, the first edutainment theme park in Australia to be located at South Wharf, Melbourne. This is a theme park with a focus on education and fun with the main point of difference being it will be a city for children run by children. Edutainment is a relatively new term that describes the marriage between education and entertainment, which promotes active learning in a fun environment. A partnership with Holmesglen will make sure the team of Dreamcity will get the balance just right.

"We are proud to be partnering with Holmesglen, one of Australia’s leading education providers. They will also chair our Education Board which has been established to 'gate-keep' the edutainment offerings to ensure that they are educational, fun and commercially well-balanced".  Said Kajal Pala, Founder and CEO of Dreamcity.

Set to open mid-2019 in a thriving CBD location, Dreamcity is a place for children to be educated, entertained and inspired.  Dreamcity is an immersive ‘edutainment’ theme park for children aged between 4 to 16 years old.  Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with over 80 careers under the same roof such as a pilot, a fire fighter or a news producer looking for the hot scoop of the day. These activities will all be specially designed for the space using technology to simulate real life experiences.

"We are excited to collaborate with Dreamcity on this project and to offer new experiential education opportunities for young Melbournians. Learning is a lifelong activity and we believe that Dreamcity will be an innovative way that young people, parents and teachers get involved in education."  Said Phillip Javier, Dean – Faculty of Education, Service Skills and Environment, Holmesglen.

From the moment they arrive, Dreamcity comes to life as a child-size replica of a real city, complete with a bank, a supermarket and public transport.  The concept taps into a child’s natural desire to create, explore and collaborate. Dreamcity creates an opportunity to learn about different careers, the inner-workings of a city and the concept of managing money, through assuming common professions in a role-play setting. Dreamcity will have 33 tailor made “pods” or miniature businesses designed for children to develop important life skills and abilities. These pod-led activities will challenge and inspire them to explore a world of opportunities and in turn, empower them to become better global citizens. 

A taste of what’s to come will be showcased during the September school holidays with a pop-up park presenting 8 pods, giving kids and the general public a chance to experience edutainment first hand. The pop-up will be located in the DFO at South Wharf. CEO, Founder and Director Kajal Pala is available for interview or comment.

Please contact Bronny Lane, Publicist 0413 221 252 / bronwen@littletrain.com.au for further information or to arrange.

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