On Tuesday afternoon our students had the opportunity to learn about Indigenous Australian culture and paint Boomerangs!
We at Lexis English Byron Bay would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we live and study on today. The Arackwal People of the Bundjalung Nation. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and understand their continued connection to land, water, and skies.
Our students at Byron Bay actively engaged in learning about Indigenous culture, specifically focusing on the art of painting boomerangs. By exploring the intricate techniques and symbolism behind boomerang painting, students gained valuable insights into the traditions and customs of Australia’s indigenous peoples.
Whilst designing their art, the students watched a Welcome to Country Traditional Dance, and also listened to some Indigenous Artists music.
Including: Thelma Plum, Emily Wurramara, Baker Boy, King Stingray, Yothu Yindi and some traditional Digeridoo music.
Before painting directly onto their Boomerangs, the students brainstormed some ideas on paper.
Dot painting began because, Indigenous People were worried that outsiders may be able to understand or learn the secret parts of their stories. The dots concealed this secret and sacred knowledge.
Indigenous art tells us stories and shows us history and culture. It is a vital part of Australian history.
Students created beautiful, intricate designs, honoring the traditional art of Indigenous dot painting.
It was an informative, engaging and relaxing afternoon activity!
Not studying with us yet, but would like to?
Lexis Byron delivers academic excellence in arguably Australia’s most desirable study location where you can combine your studies with the great outdoors. Studying at Lexis Byron is more than an experience, it’s a lifestyle! Lexis Byron offers an unrivalled afterschool activity calendar that includes surf lessons, cooking classes, artistic activities, afternoon escapes to surrounding hotspots and full-day weekend adventures. If you want more information on the courses that we offer, click here.
Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE, and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.