Our Work With Communities

We have worked with over 2000 children and families.  This includes after school and holiday kids art classes. 

Additionally, our work with schools has included incursions, professional development, parent and children workshops and customised school projects. 

Our experience as consultants working across many sectors including education, means we can design bespoke programs to suit your needs including public speaking events.  


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Back to School Activation at Floreat Forum

Over two weekends, we ran a drop in activation at Floreat Forum. We worked with the team at Floreat Forum to design a gratitude and back to school activities.  

Kids made a card using mono printing to express gratitude for someone in their community.  They also made flowers using craft materials.  

Our Back to School activities included making a Pocket Pal which they can put in their pocket or school as a comfort to calm nerves.  Parents also picked up a Back to School Kit with activities to help the transition to school.  

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Strengths Totems At Rottnest Island

We designed and ran a day of activities at the Perth Modern Art enrichment camp, 2019. We used the camp themes of aboriginality, landscape and sustainability in the workshops.  To view the artwork click here.  

Public Speaking

Fiona Perrella has spoken at events such as City of Canning’s Women in Business Forum, Perth College’s Flourish Conference in 2019 and 2020.  Another example is the State Teacher Union of Western Australia in 2018. 

Contact us to discuss speaking at your event. 

Workshops At Schools And Out Of Hours Care

A variety of organisations have hosted to run our incursions at their venues. This includes Perth College Junior school, Quintilian School, Kidz Active (out of hours care), The Art Garage Mount Hawthorn and The Art Space. in Scarborough.  

Events For Local Government

Harmony Week 2022 Shire of Serpentine and Jarrahdale

Grow your strong: Terrarium workshop for city of Vincent library. In this workshop we designed a strengths based workshop to fit in with the client’s request to run a terrarium workshop to help the library celebrate Youth Week 2019. 

Holiday program for City of Bayswater, January 2020

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Fiona enabled participants to learn about a subject like harmony while enjoying a fun arts activity along the way. The lanterns enabled participants to use their lantern later on the walk trail. All participants were able to make a lantern for themselves for their trail walk. Participants learnt about Harmony week and the meaning for the week. They also learnt to not judge people by first looks as everyone has something in common with each other.”

 Jason Parker, Coordinator Sport and Recreation, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.  

Embedding School Values

As part of our partnership with Scarborough Primary School we designed a strategy to address their core need of improving communication between parents and the school.  We developed a program linked to the school values.  This included guides to improve  students communication skills.

We also implemented a Gratitude Project for the school.  This resulted in developing relationships and improving.  Studies have documented that “positive relationships and even improved school satisfaction can result from introducing the practice of gratitude in schools.” (Heart-Mind Online, 2018)

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Collaboration At Karrinyup

Karrinyup Primary School and Strength Heroes worked side by side to design a project to address the need to increase staff  collaboration.  We designed and administered a organisational cultural survey for staff. Then we analysed the results and used these to recommend and implement different strategies for the leadership to implement.  As a result, we also ran  team development and professional development sessions workshops.

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A Growth Mindset At North Perth Primary

We worked with the school to design and develop Growth Mindset Professional Development for staff and parent education. 

Creative Stations For Community Events

We have worked with various community groups to run creative activities at a number of events. These have included Big Splash 2018 for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, Mount Hawthorn Streets and Laneways Festival for Mt Hawthorn Hub and Made on the Left markets. 

Team Building For Netball Teams

We have run a number of fun short, sharp engaging team building workshops for various local netball teams.  Through a number of play based activities, teams explored what successful teams look like and behaviours to deal with challenges they face on and off the court.  

Gods, Goddesses And Strength Heroes

The Artspace Collective engaged us to design and deliver fun activities for kids in their community. We designed and delivered The Gods, Goddesses and Strength Heroes workshops as an creative way for children to build resilience.  The children also contributed to a collaborative artwork for the project.  We have also run this workshop for students at Perth Modern School and Dyslexia Spelled Foundation.   

Artside The Square

We designed a series of workshops for children with dyslexia.  This was commissioned by Dyslexia Spelled Foundation and Mo, Evie, Otis Maslin Foundation

 “The Mo, Evie & Otis Maslin Foundation are passionate about helping dyslexic kids who regularly feel like they are not succeeding in mainstream school. This often causes kids self doubt and worry. So to be able to team up with Fiona at Strength Heroes and offer art workshops during the school holidays that focused on finding inner strengths and resilience, was a really fantastic way to celebrate these amazing, creative kids who think ‘outside the square’. And to have the opportunity to do this during Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020 was an even greater joy for the Maslin Foundation.  Fiona’s passion and energy made the kids feel very welcome, and it was incredibly lovely to see the room filled with smiles, laughter and like-minded kids enjoying themselves together.  We can’t wait to team up with Strength Heroes again!”

Karinda Lobb, Mo, Evie, Otis Maslin Foundation

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