This month was a big one for our Year 4 Solid Pathways students.
These high-achieving Indigenous students are off to develop their critical and creative thinking skills, as well as engage in cultural and environmental pursuits at five experience days being held in a range of locations including Numinbah Valley, Nudgee Beach, Amaroo, Moreton Bay and Pullenvale.
These experiences provide the students with unique educational opportunities. During the experiences they will engage in cultural activities that highlight the long and enduring knowledge and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This includes participating in hands-on activities such as fire-starting, seed grinding and developing rock tools.
Students will also learn about the ecosystems and resources of the environment from a traditional perspective and learn how critical and creative thinking has led to environmentally sustainable land management practices.
One key component of the experiences is the chance to meet, connect and work collaboratively with other like-minded, high achieving Solid Pathways students, developing their capacity for teamwork, leadership and setting and achieving goals.