Years 3 and 4 Celebrate World Indigenous Day
Last week, the Year 3 and 4 classes celebrated World Indigenous Day with a special performance by the Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group as well as a range of fun activities throughout the day.
The boys started the day with an engaging, collaborative performance by the international dance group, whose members are men from the Whadjuk territory, which encompasses the city of Perth. The Whadjuk people are one of 14 tribes, which make up the Noongar regions of the South West of WA.
The Wadumbah Dance Group travels and performs at a variety of events throughout Australia and has also been invited to perform in other parts of the world, most recently China and Mauritius. The boys and staff shared a glimpse into the Whadjuk men’s ancient heritage and of the power and exuberance of Noongar culture.
For the rest of the day, boys rotated through a range of activities including:
- Exploring the bush tucker garden – researching and making posters about the plants.
- Cooking 'Johnny Cakes' – making and enjoying this damper.
- Dreaming – they listened to different indigenous stories and made mosaic pictures inspired by them.
- Painting – using indigenous symbols to tell a story on a rock.
- Absorbing culture and language – they looked at different indigenous cultures from around the world and each made a bandana with an indigenous totem.