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september, 2023

05sep9.00am1.00pmIndigenous Literacy Day9.00am - 1.00pm Type:EventEntry:Free after entry

Event Details

Indigenous Literacy Day!

Join us to as we celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day at the Early Start Discovery Space. The Indigenous Literacy Foundations invests in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities to provide the tools and resources they request to shape the direction of their children’s literacy future. 

 

*9:30am: Ochre painting facilitated by AT_Culture in creARTivity. AT_Culture are dedicated to teaching children about the beautiful Aboriginal culture through interactive, sensory based and age appropriate activities. This art program is specifically targeted at children birth to 8 years old! 

*11:15am: “Emu in the sky” short film screening, with creator Penelope Towney facilitating in The Pod! This activity is appropriate for children aged two and above.  

From 12:15pm to 2pm, activities will also be held external of the Discovery Space adjacent to the Jillian Broadbent Building, with weaving, dance, art and other activities open to children and their adults. 

 

Indigenous Literacy Day is a poignant occasion that highlights the importance of Indigenous Literacy. Instigated by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to raise awareness of Indigenous literacy and to improve access for regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to appropriate literature. It serves as a reminder of the enduring need to provide access to quality literature and educational resources for these remote communities, fostering a love for reading and learning.

We are honoured to participate in this meaningful initiative by offering book packs at cost price. These packs can be purchased by our generous visitors who wish to make a difference and contribute to Indigenous literacy efforts. By buying and donating these book packs, we can collectively help bring the joy of reading and storytelling to the hearts of children and families in remote areas, nurturing their educational journey and cultural appreciation. Together, we can make Indigenous Literacy Day a celebration of knowledge, empowerment, and unity.

Join us in supporting this worthy cause and making a positive impact in the lives of Indigenous communities across Australia.

 

*Please note that bookings are not required or available for these activities and participation will be subject to availability and capacity limits. Please listen out for our Discovery Space announcements or speak with our friendly team on the event day.

Time

(Tuesday) 9.00am - 1.00pm

Location

Early Start Discovery Space

Suggested Ages

Birth to 10

Price

FREE AFTER ENTRY

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