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Indigenous activity day

22/11/2011

After the ‘Welcome to Country’ by Aunty Marie and a fantastic display of contemporary indigenous dancing by the Torquay State School senior dancers, our students participated in a series of workshops.  Students from USQ taught some indigenous games while other workshops where run by members of the local indigenous community.  Our students learnt about; local culture and a song in Butchulla language, interacted with artefact’s including musical instruments, decorating boomerangs, and did heaps of arts and crafts.  At morning tea we had indigenous tucker tasting where some brave students tasted all-sorts of food including kangaroo sausages and ‘Emu bottom’ biscuits (ANZAC biscuits with wattle seeds) that students had made in the workshops.
During the morning students ‘earned’ raffle tickets for their participation and helpfulness  and in the afternoon we had a huge raffle with heaps of students winning t-shirts, back–backs, lunch boxes and books all kindly donated by Community Health Indigenous unit.
Many thanks to our visitors and staff for all their help in helping our students develop an understanding of the local indigenous culture in the way our students work best – hands on and interactive. Everyone had a wonderful day. 





 

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