Return to Pormpuraaw

Despite two years of delays due to COVID-19, the Brighton Grammar and Pormpuraaw Community friendship remains strong after an amazing Year 6 trip at the end of Term 2. The boys flew into some welcome warm weather and had a week of unforgettable experiences, seeing a slice of Australian life that few other kids ever get to experience.

The week was action packed with on-country visits, fishing, a trip to the arts centre and crocodile farm, traditional Kup Murri on the beach and a demonstration of how to make a traditional fishing spear. The real value of the camp, however, was in the connections the Brighton Grammar boys made with the children and adults in the community.

We started each day by assisting in the classrooms of Pormpuraaw State School from Kinder through to Year 6. The Brighton Grammar boys loved this time at school where they got to meet and spend time with the kids from the community who also joined us on some of our adventures around town.

The boys also made some solid connections with many of the adults in the community who generously shared their knowledge of country and allowed them to experience some amazing traditional activities such as fishing for barramundi and hunting wild goanna. The Year 6 boys who attended were excellent ambassadors of BGS and undoubtedly helped rekindle our link with Pormpuraaw which we hope continues into the future.

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Sam Kuring
Year 4 Teacher