Free Children’s Event: Indigenous Literacy Day 2021

Free Children’s Event: Indigenous Literacy Day 2021

It’s time to celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day!

The event is a 25-minute pre-recorded event for children 4-11 years of age. Hosted by dynamic performer, best-selling author, musician, artist and Indigenous Literacy Foundation ambassador, Gregg Dreise, a proud descendant from the Goomeri and Yuwalayaay people in south-western Queensland and north-west of NSW.

For a touch of celebrity charm, there’ll be a special guest appearance by Australia’s favourite pop singer and ILF ambassador, Jessica Mauboy.

The event is fast-paced and fun with two story animations in Kriol and a virtual flight to the Tiwi Islands to join local children at the islands swimming hole and on a hunt for mussels in the mangroves.

Kids will delight in the fun and interactive nature of the event – from yelling out Yakai Gregg! every time they see a twirling, whirling boomerang, to singing and moving along with Gregg’s lively performance. Children will take a virtual flight to the Tiwi Islands to join local children at the island swimming hole and on a hunt for mussels in the mangroves.

What a way to celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day!

When: the event will be available On Demand from 9am, Wednesday September 1 2021.

Where: bookings can be made via ild.org.au and dart learning

This event is proudly presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation in collaboration with Sydney Opera House’s Creative Digital Learning team.

About the ILF

The ILF is a not-for-profit charity of the Australian Book Industry that has gifted 537,100 culturally appropriate books to more than 400 remote Indigenous communities and service organisations across Australia. ILF has published 103 books that represent up to 26 Aboriginal languages. By providing books, books in language, and publishing community stories, ILF works to empower remote communities to lead their own literacy journeys.

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