Education

Catching up with neighbours

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November 25, 2017

St Mary's Primary School students Connor McCoy, Macey Crilly, Tighe Cole, Tyson Bourke, Harry Limbrick (back), James Head, Lexie Heinrich, Carson Smith and Amelia Farchione got dressed up for Indonesian celebrations

STUDENTS at St Mary’s Primary School got acquainted with Australia’s neighbour at a recent cultural day.

Bagus Kan, a Bendigo-based Indonesian cultural workshop provider, immersed the whole school in an array of activities based on Indonesian culture.

Students got involved in dancing, played instruments and games and hung out with some puppets.

And the highlight was a play featuring students performed in front of the whole school.

The day was about immersing in a foreign culture to complement Indonesian studies.

Indonesian teacher Tania Dixon said the students loved being immersed in a foreign culture and jumped at the opportunity to throw on a costume.

Ms Dixon also said she was pleased to see the school’s Indonesian program soon expanding from grades three to six to a school-wide program.

“It brings an awareness of our country’s close neighbours and shows there are different cultures out there,” she said.

“We live in a big world and it’s good for them to know how other cultures fit into our multicultural country.”

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