On the 23rd and 24th of February the Year Four students will take part in the 'First Contact' day program focusing on the initial contacts between Aboriginal and European people in the Moreton Bay area. Students are immersed in a moment in time in 1823, when circumstances brought the two different cultures together for the first time. Students are encouraged to become 'Champions for the Bay' by developing deeper understanding of local Indigenous Culture and reflecting on historical events and how they shaped the area.
Students are invited to put their new knowledge into action and discover if they are able to survive alone. Under the guidance of Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre teachers, students will attempt a range of hands-on activities that were essential for survival, such as fire building, shelter construction from natural local materials, using a spear and boomerang to "hunt" animals and storytelling.