Posted November 2022

KU Children’s Services launched five short films at a private screening event at The Ritz Cinema in Randwick earlier this month.

The event and films recognised and celebrated 125 years since KU was founded and early childhood education in Australia began.

“It was wonderful to come together with KU staff, members of the Board and Executive teams, Life Members and guests from the sector to celebrate this special occasion,” said KU Children’s Services CEO, Christine Legg.

“We were delighted to have finally been able to share these beautifully produced short films with KU and the wider community.”

The films were produced by Sydney-based company Tall Story Films and focused on the themes of play, educators, inclusion, investing in early education and being a voice for change.

“They highlighted KU’s rich and diverse 125-year history of making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities through our high-quality early education and care programs and social impact initiatives,” said Ms Legg.

Along with the screening, the event included speeches from Ms Legg and Sema Musson, Chair of KU’s Board.

A Q&A session was held with Tonia Godhard AM and Mavis Purnell, both of whom are past KU Managers who made a significant contribution to KU and the wider sector, and are Life Members of KU.

The event concluded with an animated production created by the children and educators at KU Bradfield Park Children's Centre, West Lindfield, entitled “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”.

Federal Minister for Early Childhood Education and Minister for Youth, Anne Aly, and NSW Minister for Education and Early Learning, Sarah Mitchell, were unable to attend, but sent in videos that were screened, congratulating KU on the special occasion.

The event concluded KU’s 125-year anniversary celebrations and the films are able to be viewed by the public here

Photos from the event can be viewed here.