Didgeridoo Workshops for Schools
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Program Benefits at a Glance
- 100% achievable goal—everyone finishes
- Building self esteem and cultural awareness
- No wood working skills needed
- Fostering an environment for positive life choices
- Creating cultural bridges
- Creation of a cultural focal point for a broader journey
- Growing cultural roots and solidarity
- Practical skills learned with a tangible result
- Outdoor healthy learning environment
- Incentive potential for fostering positive student cooperation and behaviour
- No workshops or tools needed—everything supplied
- Provides effective bonding environment for students and teachers
Tangible Skills With a Physical Result
The 'Didge in a Day' program was developed to provide students with a 'hands on' and 'fun' learning experience. Participants are given an authentic termite hollowed 'blank' didgeridoo and in the process create their own instrument within the one day workshop. All the tools and materials are provided, and at the end of the day, students get to keep their own newly made didgeridoo. Equally important, the knowledge and experience is theirs, to keep forever.
Designed to be Easy—Everyone Finishes
Didge in a Day is designed to be easy for anyone from year 5 and above to participate successfully in. We also find that younger children love the program and finish with the assistance of an adult. No wood working skills are required, and all training is provided on the day.
Cost per person is $195. This includes coaching, materials, tools, consumables and the didgeridoo.
Note on Funding:
Funding for the Didge in a Day Program can be drawn from various budgets, such as Indigenous, Woodworking, Music, Art, Special Programs, Special Needs, Australian Curriculum and possibly others depending on individual school structure. A request to parents of interested students for permission to increase school fees by $3.75 each week has also been an option used.
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We are able to cater for up to 20 people per workshop, however we have found that around 12 participants per workshop makes the experience more memorable and personal for each member of the group.
We come to you. The workshop can be run outdoors without power, or any fixed workshop equipment such as vices, benches, power tools, etc. Unless weather is unsuitable, no premises are required. The health benefits for an open learning environment also provides a positive reason to run it outdoors whenever possible.
As a rule, this workshop caters to males only due to the cultural norms relating to this activity. We also encourage all potential customers to consult with local Elders and parents in regards to the running of these workshops in their area and explore how the program can be leveraged to further deepen cultural ties. We desire to show respect for and give support to all local Indigenous Australian peoples. We are also happy to answer questions and consider any suggestions that may arise.
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