Throughout the years the general community and Somerset College have been bringing students to the Somerset Celebration of Literature now known as Storyfest, Australia’s largest children’s literature festival.

Starting in 2004, local families and businesses funded the Sponsored Schools Programme which bring a group of students from approximately 25 schools per year.

In 2014 the Literary Fund (a tax-deductible gift recipient) was established bringing a large number of students from regional areas of Australia to the Gold Coast and provide funding for transport, accommodation and tickets to author sessions during the festival. In 2015 the Educational Tourism Package was launched and designed to help schools that value immersive experiences for their students. It provides an efficient way to organize overnight excursions for students to engage with some of Australia’s most celebrated authors. We understand that teachers are often pressed for time, so we’re here to assist and guide you through the process.

This opportunity allows students to learn in a new, interactive way outside of the classroom, and gain a deeper appreciation for the subject matter.

Please click here to download a copy of the Educational Tourism Package.