Published on: 9 November 2016

Who were your family members who migrated to Australia and why did they come? 

What contribution did your family members make to the development of Australian society?

These are just some of the questions the Year 6 boys have been asking as they delve into their latest unit of study focused on ‘migration’.

To inspire the boys’ minds, the Year 6 team constructed a visual representation of the the topic, a ‘stick sculpture’ project, to represent how Australians are all descendants of migrants, thus making Australia a multicultural society.

This stick sculpture involved the boys finding a stick that represented their family. For example, one boy chose a bamboo stick as his heritage is originally Chinese, another boy chose a stick he found on the beach as his family arrived as refugees via boat.

The boys enjoyed conversations and stories behind each stick and how each one represented a family in their society. They later joined the sticks together representing their support for one another.