MUSSELS cooked in a fire pit were on the menu and boomerang throwing part of the entertainment when more than 100 Warrnambool indigenous students showcased their culture yesterday.
The students from Warrnambool Learning Community also used modern technology such as video and drums to tell the public about the indigenous cultural projects they had undertaken during the year.
Learning Community co-ordinator Adam Matheson said the group involved indigenous students from three Warrnambool primary and two secondary schools.
Each of the schools made a presentation yesterday at Warrnambool East Primary School.
Students also queued on the adjacent Jones Oval to try their hand at boomerang and spear throwing under the guidance of local Aboriginal elder Rob Lowe snr and tasted bush tucker at Warrnambool East’s fire pit.
Aboriginal cultural educator Paulie Wright said he hoped to use the fire pit to teach indigenous and non-indigenous students at Warrnambool East primary about cooking on coals and the stories told around camp fires.
Members of the Warrnambool Clontarf Academy, which involves indigenous male students from the Brauer and Warrnambool colleges, acted as mentors to younger students.