Today our Middle students ventured off into the city to see what we could find out about the important signs, symbols and traditions of various groups in our society. We were all lucky enough to explore to the First Peoples Exhibition at Melbourne Museum, while some groups visited either St Patrick’s Cathedral or the St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Chapel at ACU.
At the First Peoples Exhibition, we were able to share in the knowledge, stories, culture, and objects that are significant to our Aboriginal community. Through discussion we were able to understand more about the Aboriginal culture and how it has evolved and continued to strengthen over time.
At St Patrick’s Cathedral and ACU, we explored symbols, rituals and traditions that are special to our Catholic Faith. We made connections between these special places of worship and our very own Sacred Space at school. It was great to hear the buzz of excitement as we were able to share our knowledge of Catholic symbols and rituals with other members of our group!
- I wonder what symbols you saw? Can you describe them?
- Can you name some traditions? I wonder what you think these symbols represent?
- What rituals did you learnt about? Can you explain them? Did they remind you of any rituals that you know of?
- How might these symbols, traditions and rituals be similar to experiences you have had?
Please remember to record your reflections in a comment below 🙂
Lastly, thank you to all our parent helpers who were able to assist today. Your presence, support and enthusiasm allowed us to make the most of this fantastic learning experience!