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Practical solutions for young peoples’ wellbeing & resilience (previously titled CREATIVE RESONANCE)


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  • DIRECTOR Jane Hanckel

  • PRODUCER Jane Hanckel & Gabrielle Dalton (Consultant Producer)



A one hour vitally important documentary exploring practical solutions to concerns about young peoples' wellbeing.
We follow four children on the threshold of adolescence, through their resilience, courage along with the visionary educators who are working to support children in a world where global warming and unrest are the new normal.
Discover practical solutions that are helping children to flourish. Who has found answers to helping children to thrive in the 21st century? What can stop the ever increasing epidemic of mental health problems? What countries are doing it well, where did they get their inspiration and what lessons can we take forward?

Who are these children? What do they think about growing up in a world of social and economic unrest? What issues are they facing? Told from the perspectives of the children as well as the educators and futurists who are striving to find ways to reconcile past practices with a vision for a positive future.

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52.23% funded
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  • $26,827.20

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

The film highlights innovative solutions that exist to support children to thrive and flourish in a shifting future world. There are alarming increases in children experiencing anxiety, stress & depression with suicide being the largest cause of deaths of 15 – 24 year olds. We explore innovative solutions in wellbeing and education that can help prepare children for their future. .
CHILDREN & the INFINITE GAME is designed to powerfully provide examples of countries and schooling systems that are successfully supporting the wellbeing and resilience of children, along with real life stories of children and families struggling to create a better future. It highlights that we all have a responsibility to act in making children’s wellbeing. The film leaves us with a vision of positive examples for children's wellbeing and clear and inspiring ways forward.


What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

The vision of CHILDREN & the INFINITE GAME is to

. Change policies so that children’s present & future well being & resilience are a key priorities.
. Inspire parents and society to change to focus to support children's wellbeing & resilience.
. Enable innovative wellbeing initiatives to be available to all children.


What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

CHILDREN & the INFINITE GAME will increase people and society’s awareness of the need and how to make children’s wellbeing and resilience a priority in both school and in the home.

Short-term outcomes
• Increase in number of children, schools and families accessing the iVALUE SCHOOL & FAMILY ACTION Toolkit that helps young people to develop wellbeing, resilience and self-esteem.

Medium-term outcomes

• Continued increase in number of children, schools and families accessing the iVALUE SCHOOL & FAMILY ACTION Toolkit to promote well being and resilience programs.

Long-term outcomes
• New positive roadmaps of innovative solutions where children, family and society’s well being are key priorities and that parents & society are ongoing advocates for making this a priority.


How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?

CHILDREN & the INFINITE GAME’s impact activities include
• Encouraging people to see and discuss the film through community screenings and workshops
• Supporting schools, teachers, parents and students to widely use the iVALUE SCHOOL & FAMILY ACTION Toolkit.
This includes study guide, App and interactive workshops for teachers, parents and students to develop their own personalized set of values and to implement their values on a regular basis supported by quality tools and resources. The App that accompanies this toolkit has been designed. We are the process of raising funds to complete coding of it. The iVALUE SCHOOL & FAMILY ACTION Toolkit will help participants develop transformative competencies – to create new value, reconcile tensions and dilemmas & take responsibility for their own actions.


How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

We have established an extensive network both in Australia and internationally of experts who have helped inform the project and can help access our target audience.
In UK: Professor Dr Anne Bamford, Strategic Education and Skills Director, Anne oversees 173 schools in the inner London area. Professor Bamford has invited Jane Hanckel to present CHILDREN & the INFINITE GAME at the International FUSION CITIES Conference in London on October 9, 2020. Christopher Clouder, Co-founder, Alliance for Childhood, E.U Christopher has established lobbyist at European Parliament.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

The actions the viewers want to take after seeing the film series are

1. Getting more people, advocates and organizations to screen the series – hosting screenings in their school and communities to enable parents and society to change the way they view & offer education.

2. Increase in schools using iVALUE SCHOOL & FAMILY ACTION Toolkit to enable introduce well being and resilience of children to be a key priority.

3. Encourage policy makers and government to see the films & action policy changes.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

The indicators for success of CHILDREN & the INFINITE GAME
Short term
• Increase in number of people who've seen the film series & support the campaign.
• Increase in number of schools, parents & students who are utilizing the iVALUE SCHOOL & FAMILY ACTION Toolkit. E.g. In the first year we plan to have 50 NSW schools with 4,000 children & families participating in iVALUE programs. We have already 25 primary & high school principals in the Northern Rivers interested in the program.
Medium Term
• Increase of uptake of schools and students accessing the iVALUE SCHOOL & FAMILY ACTION Toolkit e.g. In the second & third years we plan to have 200 schools with 16,000 children & families participating in the programs.
Long-term outcomes
• Wellbeing & quality arts rich education integrated as foundational aspects of educational curriculums.