Students celebrate learning, community and Culture though the arts!
Students and communities from five primary schools in Perth came together on Friday 4 November to celebrate and share their amazing achievements from their Deadly Arts and community programs!
A huge round of applause for all our performers from Westfield Park Primary School, Brookman Primary School, Koondoola Primary School, Neerigen Brook Primary School and Coolbellup Primary School! Joining on Wadjuk country, they shared learning, identity and the intercultural skills they have developed to support reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.
“Going to the Deadly Arts concert makes the students feel connected and part of something bigger, belonging to community, like one big family.”
– Kyle Kallenberg AIEO Westfield Park Primary School, WA
Deadly Arts is a Song Room Program led by Noongar Teaching Artists to connect students and their school communities in shared arts experiences to learn about and value the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, cultures and histories.
Hosted at The Octagon Theatre, University of Western Australia, this performance was a celebration of the program, the culmination of the students’ learning and an acknowledgment of the strong, connected communities that have been built through the arts. Students shared skills that they have developed in music, dance, drama and First Nation’s culture, and some schools performed unique School Acknowledgement songs that they created in the program.
‘The concert made me feel good and happy.’ – Mohammed
‘I felt like I was just in a different world.’ – Liam
‘I liked everything.’ - Portia
– Year 2 students from Coolbellup Primary School, WA
“The arts are central to the diverse and continuing cultures of First Nations Australians and we are honoured to work with local artists who so generously share their culture, stories and traditions through The Song Room’s Deadly Arts program.”
– Elise Hopkins Director, Arts Learning, The Song Room
Thank you to our partner Lotterywest who have generously been supporting Deadly Arts in WA since 2018.