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Project Description

ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER

Our award-winning Cultural programs invite students to discover traditional and contemporary celebrations, customs and traditions.

Duration of activities: ~ 50 minutes
Available for: Foundation to Year 10


ACTIVITIES

You can mix and match activities from two different programs.

Only available for Foundation to Grade 4 students

  • Gain an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander country and geography
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Wurundjeri people
  • Partake in Dreamtime story of Tiddalik the Frog

Only available for Grade 5 to Grade 6 students

  • Gain an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander country and geography
  • Walk along and learn about the history of the Merri Creek and its significance for the Wurundjeri people
  • Explore bushfood plants on site and identify indigenous plant species to learn about their uses for food, drink and medicine
  • Learn about Aboriginal 6 season’s calendar
  • Depending on the teacher available and students’ age (Grade 3+), you will learn a traditional method of making bracelets using indigenous plants
  • Learn about Aboriginal ochre techniques and symbols
  • Make your own symbols on rocks or face using ochre
  • Get face painted using ochre and partake in simple movements
  • Learn traditional and contemporary dance using different implements including clap sticks.
  • Learn about the history and uses of various tools and weapons including boomerang and spears and learn how to throw them.
    ** Content can vary depending on whether the presenter is male or female and where they come from.
Book an Excursion

Enquiries:

Contact the Education Bookings Team
education@ceres.org.au
(03) 9389 0144

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