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Indigenous-activity-day June 2012

On June 14 the whole school came together for an Indigenous activity day.  We had a busy day which included a welcome to country from a Hervey Bay elder Aunty Marie followed by Murrundah dancing with his brothers while his dad played the didgeridoo.  Then all the students participated in a range of workshops which included:
• Didgeridoo playing
• Bag printing
• Making grass skirts
• Learning about indigenous artefacts
• Learning about bush tucker and cultural cooking
• Playing indigenous games.
Students and staff had heaps of fun while learning about traditional and modern indigenous culture.
We are grateful that so many talented people from the local community where able to come to our school to help us have such a great day.  Thank you to everyone who came including representatives from the Dept of Indigenous affairs and the Dept of health who gave us lots of give-aways including back packs and T-shirts, these were given to students who worked really hard during the activity day.
Many classes have been doing follow up work in their classrooms this week, some students have written about what they enjoyed on the day.  This is what some students wrote:
I liked weaving I liked making a skirt with lsobel. I liked throwing a boomerang in the sky and I rock at throwing a boomerang. It went a long way and it was fun. I liked watching dancing in the afternoon. We had a good day.

By Tanisha Norman  from class room  Group 6

I liked blowing on the didgeridoo.     
I thought Uncle Paul was funny.
We made music. Ha ha!
By Brendon
Indigenous Day
l liked throwing the boomerang. It went a long way. I had fun.
By Mav :-)
I liked throwing a boomerang in the air.
It went high and far away from me. It was fun.
I painted a bag and painted my face it was good fun.

by Caleb
I gave our visitors a card at the end of the day.
I like the art Painting and watching the dances while Paul played the didgeridoo
Thank you for the Pialba state school and Torquay state school students for performing at Hervey Bay Special school for indigenous day.  It was good fun.

by brody smith