KINDEGARTEN students from the Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC) were mesmerised by a performance of Aboriginal dance last week, which was part of their Reconciliation Week activities.
Seven dancers from PLC’s Gorna Liyarn indigenous dance group met the younger students at their ‘wild space’ on the Peppermint Grove foreshore.
They explained the meaning of various moves and taught the children some of them, which are inspired by animals and their spiritual ancestors.
Gorna Liyarn dancer Jasmine Barunga said she enjoyed teaching children about her culture.
“Some do not really know what Aboriginal culture is about,” Ms Barunga said.
“So it’s chance to meet them and spread awareness.
“It is good to teach the kids from a young age. For me, Reconciliation Week is about everyone getting together and sharing our culture, not being judged by the colour of your skin.”
Reconciliation Week is celebrated nationally in May but PLC chose to celebrate it in Term 3.
Pre-primary students Romilly Hinks and Louis Stamatopoulos with PLC Gorna Liyarn Dancers.