Recently students from the Lynwood Intensive English centre took a trip to the WA museum Boola Bardip as part of Settle In's youth Lifeskills program.
The aim of the day was to introduce young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to the history and culture of the country they now call home. The students explored a range of art pieces, sculptures and other visual displays which represented unique linkage to West Australia's (WA) natural landscape and heritage.
One experience that left a lasting impression on their tour was the story of the Seven sisters. This Aboriginal-led exhibition took students on a journey along the Seven Sisters Dreaming tracks, through art, indigenous voices and innovative multimedia which familiarised them with the connections between modern science and the historical experiences and practices of Aboriginal people.
Further in the tour, students also learned more about the evolution of Western Australia's biodiversity which provided deeper insights in the geological and cultural networks that connect Australia to the rest of the world.
All in all, the day provided an opportunity for students to discover the social and cultural rhythms that have tied WA's diverse community together and the contributions that have been made throughout our history.
Settle In's youth Lifeskills provides educational workshops to young people at Lynwood's Intensive English Centre on a weekly basis throughout the school term. Whilst the workshops encourage practicing English, the young people are also learning about their local area, Western Australia and the history of Australia.
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