Students from Classes 7, 5 and 4 enjoyed a visit from filmmaker, linguist and teacher Daniel Bradbury this week, as part of their study of Indonesian language and culture.
Dan, who has lived in Sulawesi and Timor spoke to Class 7W about environment and animal habitat in Indonesia, and the class enjoyed watching and discussing some of his films.
Class 5, who have been looking at Indonesian habits, customs, faith and religion and how the Indonesian culture compares to our way of life in Australia, heard stories about the lives of village children on an Indonesian island.
Class 4, who have been looking at an Australian program teaching basic literacy, hygiene, nutrition and farming to families in a remote poverty-stricken area of East Bali, discussed the idea of gotong royong - a Javanese saying that refers to the collective carrying of a burden on all shoulders. Dan was interested to hear about the Shearwater gardening and farming program and spoke to the Class 4 students about how planting and seed-saving knowledge brings power, and ultimately well-being to the community.
We are so grateful to Dan for sharing his knowledge and love of Indonesian culture and language with us.