Methods

A participatory process was utilised to develop the evaluation outlined in this chapter. Two meetings were held involving members from Creative Regions, UnitingCare Community, Bundaberg Regional Council, CQUniversity and a school guidance officer. World Cafe was used to generate discussion regarding the digital stories and it was decided to interview staff members from two of the affected schools and the parents of another significantly affected school in order to: explore the processes associated with digital storytelling and ephemeral arts events in schools project to identify aspects that could be improved; and to explore the ongoing impact of the project within the school community as identified by key school staff. The interviews with school staff were conducted by one of the authors at a place and time convenient to the staff. The interviews with the parents were conducted by a trained UnitingCare trauma counsellor. All interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim. Thematic analysis was undertaken on all the interviews together.

 
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