Australian musician Archie Roach was among artists visiting Bendigo TAFE's Echuca Campus this week.ZACH HUBBER April 4, 2014 4:22am
Australian musician Archie Roach was one of many artists taking part in workshops at Bendigo TAFE’s Echuca Campus this week.
Aboriginal guest speakers, musicians, actors, film makers and writers shared their stories with students from grade 5 and 6 students from Echuca primary schools and students from St Joseph’s College and Echuca College.
The Technology Enriched Curriculum Project is run by media entertainment and social justice agency Community Prophets in partnership with the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Community Prophets project director David Vadiveloo said the workshops were a different way of engaging with students.
‘‘There’s much more anchorage with the community telling their stories,’’ Mr Vadiveloo said.
‘‘Heroes exist in the community and are just as appealing than those we see on TV or elsewhere.’’
Mr Vadiveloo said Aboriginal success rates at school did not reflect the benefits co-curricular programs run by agencies and community groups provide.
‘‘What we do isn’t rocket science. Locals have been educating their communities for 40,000 years plus,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s time we recognise that.’’
Mr Vadiveloo said working with the local Aboriginal education consultancy group was vital to the running of the workshops.
‘‘We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for that group,’’ he said.
Community Prophets facilitates workshops across Australia, Alaska, and the north-west territories of Canada.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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