Most Likely to Succeed

Edwards + Simpson in conjunction with Punchbowl Primary School are delighted to be hosting a screening of Most Likely To Succeed on 24 August 2016 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at Punchbowl Primary School Hall, Punchbowl Road, Newstead.

Most Likely To Succeed is a ground-breaking film that examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional school methods in todayʼs innovative world. The film inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing. After seeing this film, you’ll never look at school the same way again.

"Most Likely to Succeed provides a new vision of what is possible in today’s schools...This film should be watched by every caring parent and educator who wants to improve the learning process."
Cindy Johanson, Edutopia

Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week, and called a “smart and engaging look at education in the 21st century” by The Hollywood Reporter. Film Threat stated that “this film should be a required course for all parents and educators.” Most Likely To Succeed is an official selection of many of the America's top film festivals, including the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival and 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Event Information

Edwards + Simpson is an award winning creative consultancy specialising in facilities planning and design. We are extremely passionate about education and the role of design in shaping the future of authentic learning environments. 

We are excited to bring Most Likely to Succeed to Launceston for its Tasmanian Premiere. After seeing the film earlier this year at the Association for Learning Environments Conference in Melbourne we were inspired to bring it to Tasmania to give teachers, parents, and students the opportunity to see the film for themselves and stimulate thoughtful discussion about the future of our schools and our children. 

We wish to invite all educators, parents and other groups interested in innovations in learning to attend this free screening.

There will be opportunity for informal discussion and conversations on the future of Tasmanian education directly after the film. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Please stick around to discuss this important topic with us, we would love to hear your opinion on the film.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Please be seated for 7:00 PM start

Punchbowl Primary School Hall, 146 Punchbowl Rd, Newstead TAS 7250 - View Map


This screening is proudly supported by:
Edwards + Simpson

Admission is free of charge, however numbers are limited and registration is required. Please use this form to reserve your seat(s). Seat availability will be confirmed within 24 hours and tickets will be emailed to your email address.


The current educational system in the US was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century?

Watch the trailer here

The Director

Greg Whiteley’s first film, New York Doll, premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. His second film Resolved, won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008 and was nominated for two Emmys®. Whiteley’s third outing, Mitt, was selected as the Opening Night Film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

A special thank you to Sharmans Wines for their generous support of this event.

To experience their superb wines please visit the cellar door at 175 Glenwood Road Relbia open 7 days, 10am-4pm.

Thanks to our friends at Van Dieman Brewing for their kind contribution.

Click here for a list of places you can get your hands on these delightful handcrafted ales.

Many thanks  to Punchbowl Primary School for their support and providing the venue.

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