Celebrating & Learning at Garma

Our wonderful Nhulunbuy Mentors took our Senior Nhulunbuy Stars to the Education Fair at the nationally and internationally renowned Garma Festival of Traditional Culture in Arnhem Land last week.

The Garma Festival is the largest and most vibrant annual celebration of Yolngu culture and incorporates visual art, ancient storytelling, dance and music, as well as other important forums and education programs.

On arrival at the site, our young women first participated in a raypirri – a smoking ceremony to welcome young participants and their teachers to Gulkula.

They then took part in a series of exciting ‘pop-up classrooms’, hosted by a range of different organisations, including a digital editing activity and a drumbeat workshop with the Northern Territory Music School.

After enjoying these activities, the girls had the luxury of attending a hairdressing salon set up in the bush for haircuts and braids!