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Grade 2/3 visit Cobb and Co Museum

Friday, November 15, 2019

Grade 2/3 enjoyed their excursion to Cobb and Co Museum. They had a very informative and creative day learning about Aboriginal culture which they are studying in History this term. The day started with a Smoking Ceremony. Then the children rotated through five different activities.

First they did some Art, painting symbols on cut out hands and stones. Then the Grade 2/3's listened to a talk about native bush foods and medicines the Aborigines used. They tried to light a fire with a fire stick and grind wattle seeds to make flour. Next, they learnt about various Aboriginal weapons and utensils. Then it was lunch time and some of the girls participated in a women's dance about an emu and one of the boys was invited into the men's dance. Jordy and Grace had their faces painted in traditional style for the dance.

After lunch the Grade 2/3's participated in boomerang and spear throwing activities, then they played some Aboriginal children's games. Later, the children had a good time on the new play equipment at Queen's Park in Toowoomba including the giant tunnel slide with which was a great challenge even to climb up to it.

The children all agreed it was a great day and they learnt a lot about Aboriginal life before Captain Cook arrived. 

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