ABC Heywire Teacher Resources

The ABC’s Heywire competition is calling for stories by year 10, 11 and 12 students from rural and regional Australia. English, Media, SOSE and Art teachers around the nation use Heywire as a ‘real life’ task for students exploring issues such as: identity, place, journeys, discovery or belonging; or in any unit that involves producing personal narratives. Resources, mapped to the Australian curriculum, are available.

For a guided teaching unit to run Heywire in a year 10, 11 or 12 English class, download the Heywire teaching resource.

This resource is mapped to the Australian curriculum and includes lesson plans, worksheets and links to past stories. The Heywire teaching resource can be followed sequentially, or may be used to spark ideas and discussion with some collaborative class activities.

We are often able to organise for ABC journalists to provide exciting workshops, designed as an engagement and ideating session, for year 10, 11 or 12 classes at your high school. We’re also experienced in delivering our workshops online.

For the Heywire workshop presentation or to enquire about having an ABC journalist deliver this workshop, please email

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