Time to Move
Tool and Dance Demonstration
Maurice from ‘Speaking in Colour’ visited with the children on Tuesday, May 25, and shared with them some of the tools he has made in our ‘yarning circle’ in the Bush Garden.
The children had an opportunity to tap together some beautifully crafted tapping sticks and boomerangs, use a special tool for grinding seeds and digging, and place a baby doll on a wooden carrier bowl, complete with possum skin blanket.
Maurice then shared with the children some dance moves including a soaring eagle, a kangaroo which listened out for dingoes, a dingo sniffing out for kangaroos, fish swimming in the water and a snake sliding around.
Maurice also brought with him ochre obtained from the Karuah area and the children loved having their faces painted in a variety of designs.
At the end of April, ‘Speaking in Colour’ also delivered a weaving workshop for the children where children learned to weave bracelets using straw grass. This is part of our ongoing commitment to provide opportunities for children to connect with Indigenous culture.