More than 1,000 primary school students, teachers and parent helpers converged on the WA Botanic Garden earlier this month for Kings Park Education’s annual Djilba Festival.

School children enjoying traditional dancing at the Djilba Festival 2018. Photo: J. Thomas.View image slideshow

Thanks to major funding and volunteer support from Fugro, the two-day event provided students with amazing opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture and history as well as enjoy the botanic garden in full bloom during the Kings Park Festival.

After starting the day with a modern take on a traditional Welcome to Country performance, students took part in fun, hands-on activities across the day including face painting, art, dancing, digeridoo and craft. Students also enjoyed sampling bush tucker, making hunting tools over a fire and partaking in traditional hunting techniques, with perfect spring weather experienced on both days.

More than 25 Fugro employees jumped at the opportunity to get involved in volunteering at the many activity stations at the Djilba Festival. Kings Park Education’s partnership with Fugro will continue to provide support for the Djilba Festival in September 2019.

Bookings for this popular school event will open on Tuesday 9 October 2018. Contact our Education Bookings Office for more information.

The Fugro team enjoying the Djilba Festival 2018. Photo: J. Thomas.

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