RCE Greater Western Sydney-2013

1. Project Title: 
Living Links
3. Project partner contact information : 
Department of Education and Communities (Willmont Public School)
Main Contact: 
Damien Feneley
5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

The Living Links – Aboriginal Cultural Studies Program was a proud initiative of Willmot Public School in support of the development and delivery of quality Aboriginal education across Greater Western Sydney. The event was a showcase of the breadth and diversity of educational providers and support networks available to schools and their communities.

Teachers, School Learning Support Officers and TAFE students from 20 schools across the region attended the day as part of a Teacher Professional Learning event. Participants were given the opportunity to examine and discuss contemporary issues with experts, build networks and observe in action over 400 students from Willmot PS and Shalvey PS participating in 14 different workshops.

Workshop activities included:

- Traditional dance + contemporary dance

- Darug language and history

- Contemporary issues

- Art murals and symbols

- Traditional games

- Tools and weapons

- Food and resources

Through leveraging the support of the Greater Western Sydney UN RCE, the Living Links initiative aims to build the capacity of regional networks to better support positive and sustainable social and cultural development programs.

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