Students from a class at each year level engaged with Noongar Artist, Ms Sharyn Egan yesterday, Monday 14 June 2021 to learn of the importance of the well known endemic Australian plant commonly known as the Grass Tree. She explained that Aboriginal people call it a Balga and the plant itself is very important as parts of it are suitable for a variety of uses.
There are a few Grass Trees on site, two at the front gate and two at the Comrie Street side near the staff car park. Thank you to parents who assisted to wind small balls of wool for students to use.
Students learnt the art of tightly winding colourful wool around several bits of hay to make a leaf spike. The leaf spikes will eventually be assembled into a hay bale trunk to take on the look of a Grass Tree. Our Balga will be made at a later date once the classes who visited with Ms Egan have shared their knowledge and skill with other classes in their year level. Everyone will have the opportunity to experience the task and be part of the project.
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