Stu­dents say G’day to Asia

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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