In Year 1 Room 10 we are currently learning about and celebrating our Australian indigenous culture. As part of our program each child is allocated a day in which they must present something to the rest of the class focusing on the Noongar people.
This is the rap that Wilbur recited to us. He wrote it with a little help from his mum and older brother Kingsley. In his rap Wilbur spoke about an original painting he made and the rain sick that he brought in that was made by Aboriginal Elders.
What a special treat! Thank you for sharing Wilbur.
Rachel Sayers – Year 1 Teacher
Here’s a rap for you
About the Wadjuk people
And some art I did too!
Wadjuk are Noongar people
In Perth and nearby
Lake Monger was their camping ground
Where the pelicans fly
40,000 years, custodians of their land
connected to the sea, hills and sand
They used the stars in the night sky to go so so so far
Read the seasons, flora and fauna to know where the rains are
Kinjarling is rain; it’s in my painting right here
I’ve captured the sands, the storms, the story
The mountains, the clouds, a hut awaiting the pouring glory
To ask for the rain Wadjuk use this stick in a dance
Calling the clouds into a wet, wet, wet trance
The white in the yellow breaks the hot fellow
The dark brown band shows the sky where the water should land
Written by The Jones Family – Wilbur Year 1 Rm 10 and Kingsley Year 4 Rm 33