Last week the whole school attended an excursion at Herdsman Discovery Centre. The excursion was called Noogenboro Kudajin Boodja and the focus of the excursion was on Aboriginal culture.
Students really loved participating in the smoking ceremony: A traditional belief for Aboriginals was that the smoke would keep the bad spirits away. Making Mia Mias was lots of fun and the rock painting activity also proved to be a highlight. A Dreamtime story was read to each of the classes and the story was discussed with the students. The activities on the day were facilitated by Aboriginal people. This made the whole excursion very authentic.
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who assisted on the day. Without your help, an excursion such as this would not be possible.
Students loved the walk to Herdsman Lake. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful facility on the doorstep of our school.