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Monday, May 08, 2023

In our Year 9 Fitness Elective students have been engaging in a new unit of work “Indigenous Cultural Games”. The purpose of this unit of work is to examine the role physical activity, outdoor recreation, and sport play in the lives of Australians and investigate how this has changed over time. Students have studied how most of the modern sporting games played by people all around the world originated from Indigenous tribes and have been adapted over time to suit modern technology and ensuring games are safe and inclusive. During the day students were able to explore The Australian Sports Museum and partake in the ‘Indigenous Trail’ of the museum to see the many contributions Indigenous sportspeople have made to Australian sport. Key figures like Cathy Freemen, Kevin Coombs and Evonne Goolagong Cawley are just some of the many Indigenous sportspeople students have been studying.


We were lucky enough at the end of our time at the museum to be taken out onto the MCG to learn about the history of the biggest stadium in Australia. Students were about to walk out onto the field, have a seat on the AFL interchange bench where all the star AFL plays sit during games, have a tour of the change rooms and recovery rooms, and have a mock interview in the press conference room. We are very lucky to have been given this opportunity through this unit of work, students were highly engaged and loved the day. I thank Sr Rita for accompanying myself and the students for this excursion.

- Miss Isabella Athaide

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