Age: 15+ (Years 9 – 12)
Group Size: 20
Venue: Schools Incursion
Dates: 25 July – 23 September 2022 (Term 3)
Cost: Price on application
Curriculum Links: English, Drama, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
We acknowledge the following partner, whose support makes this program possible:
Moorditj Wirla (Strong Heart), will challenge & expand students’ ideas & knowledge about First Nations people and culture through stories and truth telling.
Presented by First Nations Workshop Artists & Facilitators. The program is designed for years 8 – 12 Drama students to teach & expand students theatre knowledge & performance skills through primarily a First Nations perspective.
Across 9 x 1-hour sessions, students will explore a range of themes and ideas around the notions of Australian culture through First Nation’s artists.
The workshops are developed to build & encourage pro-social skills, social awareness, empathy, compassion, understanding for others, an appreciation for diversity, respect, self-confidence, communication skills, critical thinking, self-determination, autonomy & working collaboratively. Over the nine sessions, students will engage in the following:
- Team building activities
- Text Analysis
- Rehearsal techniques
- Debrief techniques
- Scene work & dramatic conversations
The purpose of these workshops is to empower students to share and celebrate cultural identities in a culturally safe space, while exploring how they can build awareness and strength through a sense of identity and cultural empowerment. The conclusion of the workshops sees students share a small text using the skills they have focused on in the workshops.
We rely on you, our community, for our future creative and cultural programs. Your donations, encouragement and friendship provide vital support for the ongoing development of our artists and our work. Help us share Aboriginal stories by becoming a donor today!