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Brighton students experience cultural immersion

Ngutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre leader Brian Whap with Year 4 students from St Kieran's Primary School George McLeavy, Axel Foley, Neave Haynes and Reese Jenkins. Photo: contributed
Ngutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre leader Brian Whap with Year 4 students from St Kieran's Primary School George McLeavy, Axel Foley, Neave Haynes and Reese Jenkins. Photo: contributed

YEAR 4 students at St Kieran's Primary School experienced some hands-on learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures this week.

Presenters from the Ngutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre visited the Brighton School for a day of interactive learning activities.

Year 4 teacher Candice Heffernan said, "The full-day program was a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn how to throw a boomerang, learn about Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, hear cultural stories and learn Aboriginal songs and dance.”

Year 4 student Shanae Kelly said, "My favourite part about the day was learning how to throw a boomerang and it was cool the way it came back to us.

"The Dreamtime stories were really interesting too.”

The Ngutana-Lui program consolidates the integration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies across the curriculum.

The Ngutana-Lui centre was established by the combined efforts of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council and Brisbane Catholic Education.

Topics:  aboriginal and torres strait islander boomerang dreamtime st kieran's primary school


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