Teaching kids about indigenous culture
CHILDREN wanting to try a new activity these school holidays need to look no further than an indigenous coconut oil making demonstration at the Proserpine Community Centre today from 10am.
The hands-on activity will be held in celebration of national Children’s Week which recognises the talents skills, achievements and rights of young people from October 19-27.
Proserpine Community Centre co-ordinator Cathie Evans said it was extremely important for indigenous children to have an opportunity to learn about their back- ground and keep traditions alive.
Children will learn how to hull and husk coconuts and strain the milk through pillow cases to start the oil making process.
There will be a free coconutthemed light lunch with a range of delicious nibbles available to taste.
Girudala Indigenous Family Support representative Vivian Mook will be running the demonstration and other indigenous leaders from the local community will also be in attendance.
Participants will be able to collect their bottle of coconut oil from the Proserpine Community Centre the following day. The demonstration is a free event and open to children up to the age of 18.