re: Aboriginal School Workshops...
I'm an Indigenous presenter of hands on Aboriginal workshops for schools and corporations.
My Indigenous school incursions have been engaging kids for over 30 years now…
From first days at Prep right through to the last days of High School…
...And by all accounts they are very insightful, highly educational……
…and great fun!!
...%100hands on...with big shells of ochre, hundreds of emu feather hair decorations…scores of fire making sticks, dozens of didgeridoos, enough boomerangs, spears, necklaces, arm bands…
...Making them, using them, keeping some…what’s not to love?
…Because the Students learn real skills in a such a memorable way the activities have proven invaluable for Teachers to use as Indigenous references across the curriculum
...Real Indigenous information and culture shared and evaluated in a relaxed learning environment for all kids...
And providing a positive introduction to Aboriginal culture
eg : 5 X 1hr sessions in a full day
Maybe 2 or 3 X 1 hr sessions in a part day
sometimes double classes etc.
Each individual activity takes approx 15 mins so there are usually 4 or 5 activities to a 1hr session.
Aboriginal school workshop Activities available at the Workshops include:...
Story telling and Aboriginal culture Information from Shelter to Cooking are a big part of these Indigenous school incursions
In case of inclement weather or other circumstances there are
Murals and installations as well....
Some of my art and artefacts have been collected by National & State Galleries, Museums and private collections.
All materials are supplied
The workshops are best located in an undercover outdoor area close to the oval.
Re: Ochre, the workshops cover ochre painting and start with the Emu dreaming story telling, where volunteers may get painted with the Ochres.
Great designs for faces/hands/arms/hair/Tshirts etc.
Ochre is natural Kaolin clay and brushes out....Wear an old shirt to get it painted with Ochre!!!
Re: Hair decorations...Exquisite Emu feathers, Beeswax and Ochre hair decorations applied as a Dreamtime story progresses, Great fun learning and doing. Children keep the emu feather head dress and all may be painted up.
Re: Fire making, Only I can rub two sticks together so fast I make a tiny spark... and then catch that spark in a pinch of puffed up grass... and coax it into a tiny flame... But everyone likes to try...Not a chance...Sorry...Fully accredited and perfectly safe.
Sometimes incorporates an acted out story especially for the younger audience...
Re: Boomerangs show our first attempts to fly. A variety of hunting, returning boomerangs are shown and demonstrated, different throws and their use for hunting or different conditions etc.
Re: Spear & Woomera...a Spectacular example of a simple invention. Technology making a huge increase of physical power.
Re: Didgeridoos - wait til you hear them practicing the Frog song.
PVC nylon water pipe didges ... sound better - and everyone can play.
A highlight of Semester 1 is the incursion conducted by an Aboriginal elder Rick Roser, where students are taught and involved in various traditional Aboriginal cultural activities including fire making, face decorating, and spear and boomerang throwing. The students gain valuable knowledge from this incursion as they learn the significance and purpose of some Aboriginal cultural activities.
Fire making video with Rick Roser at an Aboriginal school workshop
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