Ancient cultures collided during this week’s Middle School assembly. Before the Year 8s displayed their martial arts practice (see here), Brady Cooper, from the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS), spoke about Indigenous history and culture in Australia. He also introduced the origins of NAIDOC Week (which will be celebrated nationally during the school holidays between July 2 and 9). Jordan Bourke and Troy Cook retold Dreamtime stories from the Tiwi Islands and displayed some of their own artwork. And as part of their Indigenous Art unit, the Years 7s have hand-painted boomerangs.
BGS is proud to be a Partner School with MITS, which has developed a new model for education of Indigenous students from remove and regional communities. For more information on the program, click here.