23 Jul Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community
Our Inventors (Kindergarten) children were invited to participate in NAIDOC Week celebrations at the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens. Whilst at the Botanical Gardens our Children, Educators and Families enjoyed discovering and learning traditional Aboriginal cultures.
Smoking ceremonies involves native plants collected and used to produce smoke.
This ceremony is believed to have cleansing properties and the ability to ward off unwanted and bad spirits, which was believed to bring bad omens.
Our Children were invited to discover traditional cooking methods, preparing and cooking their very own bush bread, sometimes referred to as damper.
It is believed that damper was originally developed by stockmen, who needed a way to carry food with them into remote areas.
Stockman would sometimes be away for weeks at a time with little or no access to supplies, they weren’t able to carry foods that would spoil. Damper provided them with a filling food option that could cook easily.
Our Children loved to feel the texture, and of course loved the taste!!
Our Children were invited to use traditional Aboriginal colours to paint their own rocks. This Aboriginal tradition creates games and opportunities for learning.
Our Children were amazed as they felt the possum fur known as the bush tail.
Did you know, animal fur was used as clothing for the Aboriginal People?
Our Children, Educators and Families thoroughly enjoyed their experience at the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens.
Visit https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/visit-cranbourne and plan your next adventure today!