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.
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