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Didgeridoo making breathes new life into school and learning for students
The world's oldest culture is helping give school students focus, confidence and self-esteem through didgeridoo making and playing.
For didgeridoo maker Alex Murchison, 10 years of teaching people how to make the iconic Aboriginal instrument has shown him a wide variety of benefits.
His students start with a termite-hollowed tree and six hours later have an instrument to call their own, but it is the start of a much broader journey.
An opportunity to share culture
WHEN Corey Appo found out that the Didge in a Day Program was coming to Eidsvold State School he was keen to participate.
Mr Appo is a teacher's aide at the school and was involved in the Didge in a Day Program during both days that it ran at the school.
"I made one yesterday, this is my second time making one.
"The reason why is just to symbolise what Eidsvold School does for the community and even in the North Burnett,” Mr Appo said.
Eidsvold Police supporting “Didge in a day”
"Eidsvold Police were invited to the Eidsvold State School on Wednesday October 17 to share in their ‘Didge in a Day’ workshop.
Eidsvold Police strongly supported the school’s initiative to establish an inclusive community link through the program ‘Didge in a Day’ by providing a letter of support.
This program increases the cultural capability of the students and provides positive outcomes including a strong relationship between students, their teachers and the wider community."
Students share culture
EIDSVOLD State School hosted a two-day Didge in a Day program last week.
On the first day, younger male students from Eidsvold State School got to create their own didgeridoo, while on the second day senior male students from Burnett State College and Mundubbera State School joined the senior students from Eidsvold State School to create their own didgeridoo.
A total of 34 participants took part in the program.
Eidsvold Police supporting “Didge in a day” --- Again!
We recently ran a Didge in a Day program at Eidsvold in Queensland. I had the privilege of teaching the local Police Sergeant how to make a didge along with the other boys.
It was a great day and I thought the idea of having the close community connectedness that Eidsvold has is rare.
You can see the article here: https://mypolice.page.link/u77p
More Police articles here: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/bundaberg/2018/12/07/eidsvold-police-supporting-didge-in-a-day/