Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons in Kings Park. Photo: J. D'Arcy.

Local Aboriginal presenters will share their knowledge of the six seasons of Noongar culture through fun, interactive programs showing school students how traditional Noongar life changed with the seasons of the year. The six three-day ‘mini-festivals’ will invite students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 to learn about Aboriginal culture in the heart of Whadjuk Noongar Country.

Students will participate in cultural activities linked to each Noongar season such as hunting, plant uses for food and medicine, language, art, dance and traditional games. The program will enhance respect for Aboriginal people, appreciation for diversity in our community and a sense of responsibility for caring for our natural environment. Teachers are provided with pre- and post-visit education materials to expand the learning journey back at school based on their students’ experiences during the program in Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park). 

Fugro has been a valued supporter of Aboriginal cultural education in Kings Park for years and is excited to extend its support to the new Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals. Eighteen days of festival programs across the year will provide up to 5,000 students the opportunity to join in the action-packed program.   

At the program launch, Fugro Director, Chris Eastwood said:  

'As a company, we believe our greatest impact for change and opportunity is through childhood education. We are extremely proud of our partnership with Kings Park over the past three years supporting the Djilba Festival and we are looking forward to continuing this support for the Noongar Boodja Six Season festivals in 2021.'

Noongar Boodja Bunuru, the first of the six festivals will take place in March 2021. In that hot, dry time of year Noongar people would live close to the ocean and by waterways. Noongar Boodja Bunuru students will learn about traditional fishing techniques, bush tucker and cultural dance. Later in the year Noongar Boodja Six Season will focus on seasonal activities including bush medicine, tools and hunting and cultural burning. 

Bookings are now open for all 2021 Noongar Boodja Six Season festivals. For more information and to book, visit Kings Park Education’s Rezdy page and find out how special it is to live on Noongar country at Perth’s most authentic Aboriginal cultural learning program.

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