What a wonderful day we had on Wednesday with the children experiencing activities that gave insight into the Aboriginal Culture. They also learnt more about our native plants and wildlife. A huge thank you to Mrs Galley and Mrs Bryden for all their time spent organising the morning. Below Connor and Xavier, from Room 2, have written a review of the day.
On the 23rd June 2021 Woodbridge Primary School dedicated the morning to celebrating NAIDOC Day. Each class went around the school participating in different activities. An activity we did was by Charlotte and James from the Australian Institutes of Theatre Sports. During this activity we made animals with our bodies, the animals were all native to Western Australia.
We also met Chloe from Black Cockatoo Reservation who brought in the rescued cockatoo named Rex. We learnt that cockatoos eat gumnut seeds and that there are 3 different types of native cockatoos in WA: Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos, Baudin’s Black Cockatoo and Carnaby's Black Cockatoo.
Another activity we participated in was Noongar singing with Tracey. One of the songs we sung was the Noongar Six Seasons song.
We also met John from Trillion Trees who taught us some things about Magpies, like they can remember up to 100 people! Also, that they enjoy interacting with people most of the time.
The last activity was our personal favourite – The Woodbridge Primary School Drama Group that performed three Noongar Dreamtime Stories for us. We thought it was very entertaining and fun!
Overall, the NAIDOC day activities were very good, and we are looking forward to next year's NAIDOC day already!