Student Led Stories – Taribelang Language
As part of the ‘Together in Education Program’ run by Stepping Black with Bundaberg Primary Schools, students wrote and illustrated stories as they learnt common words from the Taribelang Language.
The Taribelang Language is the traditional language of the First Nations’ People of the Bundaberg area. SBICA is lucky to have a traditional owner as part of our team, Robert McLellan, to deliver this program into the local schools.
Robert has also been instrumental in promoting traditional dance through the Yuwarr Dance Project as well. We had a great crowd attend and listen to the stories read by Aunty Melinda Holden, Di Phillips and Robert McLellan.
Many of the students also came along with their families and we got to meet the authors of the stories. We also got to interact with the story that was produced as an iBook as well. Stacey and Aunty Melinda (from the Central Queensland Language Centre) brought activities for the children to enjoy around learning language.
Thanks to Stephen and the Bundaberg Library Team for their great hospitality and the lovely morning tea that we all shared while enjoying each other’s company. The books are great and extra copies are for sale from Stepping Black if you want to share these stories.
Funding was provided through the Prime Minister & Cabinet Department for the Together in Education Program and support through reconciliation funding from DATSIP. Great support was given generously by the Central Queensland Language Centre Team.
Thanks to everyone who supported us. Great Creations! Great fun!