School Tours

Nyanda school tours are a unique opportunity for students to learn about First Nations people in a beautifully preserved natural and culturally significant area.

K-12 Cultural Education Programs

YOU COME TO US! — IMMERSIVE CULTURAL TOUR IN A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Nyanda tours are designed to meet the requirements of school-based learning. During our tours, students learn about the history of the Nudgee Waterholes, how the natural environment was used, the social events that united the tribes and have interactive participation in learning about the tools, objects and items created for everyday use.

 

Our ‘rite of passage’ tours help students understand the important role of children in Indigenous culture, their vital contribution to strong families and communities and their journey through childhood onto maturity.

As well as getting to try their hand at traditional fire making, students will get to taste and learn about the bush foods available in the natural environment and how they were used.

Schools can also organise to have stone tool making, spear making, bulrush twining or boomerang painting workshops for classes, held in the Nudgee Waterholes facility on the grounds of the Banyo Football Club.

Throughout our tours, local Indigenous language is incorporated into our interactive . Nyanda is a Yagara language word for waterhole or lagoon.

Schools can also organise to have stone tool making, basket weaving, black bean or boomerang painting workshops for classes, held in the Nudgee Waterholes facility on the grounds of the Banyo Football Club.

Kids love to throw their hand-painted boomerangs and also have a go at testing their spear throwing accuracy!

WE COME TO YOU! — CULTURAL POP-UPS, INCURSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

If you have the place, we can come to you. We understand that coordinating school excursions can be tough work. That’s why we can organise to come to you. If you have the venue, we can make things work. All you need is a covered area and some access to an outdoor or oval area.

We have tailor-made cultural pop-ups and workshops designed to integrate seamlessly with primary and secondary curriculum. Our cultural educators are Traditional Owners who adopt a hands-on approach to discussing local Aboriginal culture and history by engaging students in activities such as rope making, fire making, spear and boomerang throwing.