NAIDOC Culture Through Music Workshops at Lakelands
Students at Lakelands Primary School were treated to a very special cultural exchange as part of its NAIDOC week celebrations, learning all about the Mandjoogoordap region through Noongar language and song.
Four hundred junior school students, from Kindergarten to Year Four, took part in two “Culture through Music” workshops run by Noongar local and Western Australian Music Industry (WAMI) award winner George Walley.
A former primary teacher himself, George is a well-respected musician and educator, specialising in cultural awareness and teaching the Noongar language.Lakelands Primary School Principal James Peletier said the workshops were a great opportunity for students to learn about the traditional culture and heritage of the region in which they live.
"We are grateful to Lakelands Private Estate for supporting the workshops which were designed to raise our students’ awareness of local Aboriginal culture, the Noongar language and the Mandjoogoordap region,” Mr Peletier said.
"The kids absolutely loved it! They were singing and dancing along, learning new words and all about the local region through George’s music and songs and the Noongar language.”