Cultural Youth Program Begins

This was an opportunity for all 14 participants, mentors and staff to meet at South Coast NRM and gain an understanding of what the program will involve.

The students completed a self-evaluation survey on leadership, self-esteem and cultural knowledge and will complete the same surveys at the end of the program to measure any changes in behaviour and attitude. The morning ended with a teambuilding activity creating traditional mias or kwornts.

The students were broken into two groups and their kworts were judged on look and construction.

This was a good opportunity to see who were the natural leaders and for the students to start thinking about what teamwork involves.

The next stage of the program will be a visit to Albany’s Yakamia Creek Living Stream project, where the students will learn about water sampling for macro-invertebrates, invasive weeds and native plant species.

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