On Tuesday 15 September Aboriginal weaver and artist Lea Taylor visited Kennedy Baptist College to run a half day workshop with the Year 11 students from the 2020 Newman Indigenous Tour group. Although they were not able to go on the tour this year due to COVID-19, students had the opportunity to learn about indigenous culture from Lea.
They learned to say ‘hello’ in Noongar language (kaya) and that the land our College is located on is in the Whadjuk region. As weaving is an important part of Aboriginal culture and an excellent hands-on activity, Lea taught them how to weave a disc using raffiaOne student even created a woven basket using the disc as the base, which was very impressive! The collection of woven discs was joined by Lea to create a magnificent wall hanging for the College.
Kennedy Baptist College would like to thank Lea for providing the students with an engaging and highly rewarding cultural experience.
Newman Tour Coordinator