How exciting has the last week been! Students are very proud of their efforts replicating the Proclamation Boards comissioned by Governor Arthur, and really understand just how confronting these boards are to aboriginal people and also the extent of the emotions that these boards can generate. They had a big chat about these boards to Mrs Moore on Friday and she was quite overcome with their understandings and the humility and the sorrow the students expressed. Each group of students has put their heart and soul into these replicas. It was interesting to note the article which appeared in this weekend's The Mercury on this very topic and also on the wars during this period of invasion. Last Thursday (November 26th) students did a presentation in assembly. One student shared her initial thoughts on the board after seeing the photo stimulus (before any teaching or research), another her research and another girl shared her reflection. All students went through this sequence in class some time ago. The students are very proud of their boards and so they should be!
|The finished Proclamation Boards|
|The Huon Pine Board|