Talented didgeridoo player Levi Islam made a special guest appearance at Comet Bay College this week to perform for our Year 11 School to Employment Program (STEP) students and a handful of selected Year 7s.
Levi has travelled the world dancing and playing the didgeridoo, including at Berlin Fashion Week and for the Queen of England.
He visited the College to talk to students about the origins of the instrument (traditionally called a yidaki), explained how they are made, and the breathing techniques needed to play the didgeridoo.
Students also got to try their hand at playing our didgeridoos and learnt some traditional Aboriginal dances.
Levi’s visit was complemented by a presentation about native flora by our Aboriginal Islander Education Officer (AIEO) Lee-Anne Hay, who explained how Aborigines used plants, roots and seeds for bush medicine, food and cleansing.
Students even got to sample biscuits made using Lemon Myrtle.
STEP teacher Theresa Jennings described the incursion as “a real treat”.
“Levi is a fascinating and highly talented young man and his stories and experiences captivated the students,” she said.
“They were enthralled during his performance and asked so many questions, I’m sure they got a lot of value out of meeting Levi. Likewise, Lee-Anne’s presentation was very informative and will help us when planting and tending to our native gardens.”