Students say G’day to Asia
Dampier Primary School students learnt about the varied cultures of Asia at a first-time school performance this month.
School Performance Tours visited students on September 14 with G’Day Asia, a fun and interactive children’s show about society, culture and animals in Asian countries.
Performer Hugh Munro gave children a crash course in a variety of topics including New Year’s Eve traditions and the endangered status of orangutans in Indonesia, different currency in India, the invention of the camera in Japan and the pros and cons of China’s high population.
Dampier Primary principal Luke Breman said they had organised to have the show at the school partly to help fulfil the Asian studies aspect of the school curriculum.
He said it was especially important for schools in the wider Karratha area where most, including Dampier, did not have Asian language classes.
“It allows us to get a flavour of what Asian culture is like, delivered in a fun way,” he said.
“Particularly because of the links we have with Asia; holidaying in Bali, doing business with Asia.”
This is the first time the tour company have brought G’Day Asia to Dampier.