11.11.11

Today is a special day.

It is the 11th of November, 2011.

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This day only happens once every 100 years.

We took this photo at 11 minutes past 11 to remember where we were at this time.

11:11am

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What is the main reason why the 11th of November is a special day?

What were you doing at 11:11am or 11:11pm on 11.11.11?

An Aboriginal Cultural Visit

Today all grade two students enjoyed an Aboriginal cultural visit from Narana Creations in Grovedale, near Geelong. We learnt that the word Narana is an Aboriginal word and it means “to look, to listen and to learn”.

Willy from Narana came to our school with his son, Willo, to teach us about different aspects of Aboriginal life, history and culture.

 

During the two hour session we:

* All had a turn at throwing a boomerang.

* Listened to Willo play the didgeridoo.

* Learnt how to do traditional “kangaroo” and “emu” dances.

* Discussed different types of spears, looked at Aboriginal artwork and learnt about other artefacts.

* Sang songs and listened to some Aboriginal music.

* Discussed the importance of the Aboriginal flag and its history.

 

Here we are enjoying learning about Aboriginal culture

What did you learn today?

Do you know anything about Aboriginal culture?

What is your family’s culture?