School Excursion Program Introduction to Teachers Cully Fest

Dear Educators,

We are writing to you today to inform you of an invaluable opportunity for your students, of all ages, to benefit from our event Cully Fest being held at Toowoomba Showgrounds 17-19 November 2017 with 9am-3pm Friday 17 Nov being dedicated to a unique, interactive, fun School Excursion Program.

Cully Fest School Excursion Program Introduction to Teachers

Cully Fest is an Outback & Aboriginal Folk Festival organised by Out the Back Australia Pty Ltd and aims to provide attendees with a truly unforgettable hands on interactive educational experience.

This is the second year of the festival and given the tremendous interaction and engagement with youth in 2016 we decided to develop a School Excursion Program.

The Cully Fest Schools Excursion Program will be offered;

  • 9am – 3pm Friday 17 November 2017 Toowoomba Showgrounds
  • If demand is there we may consider adding 9am – 3pm Thursday 16 November 2017 Toowoomba Showgrounds (If this date is more convenient for your school please make note in the other information section of the form so we can measure the demand)

We encourage you and your students to be part of this invaluable experience.  Involvement in Cully Fest 2017 School Excursion Program provides schools the tools to facilitate several of the cross-curriculum priorities with the most challenging being;

For all students to engage in reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures through learning and experiencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures as mandated by ACARA

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/crosscurriculumpriorities/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-histories-and-cultures/overview

Cully Fest is all about sharing indigenous and non-indigenous human stories through artistic and creative means.

Australia is known around the world to have one of the oldest and most fascinating indigenous culture. This culture is largely based around the people’s connection with the land which is reinforced through indigenous art, music, dance, food and story-telling.

At Cully Fest we take this culture out of the traditional museums and back to the very place that inspired it — to the people and the natural environment, and we let you taste, smell, touch and see it all first hand.

School groups will be able to choose between a pre-set itinerary for each class or teachers can choose from a list (below) of class appropriate options to build your own itinerary for the day. For just $20 per student both options include;

  • Entry to Cully Fest School Excursion Program 9am – 3pm
  • Participation in pre-set itinerary or teacher chosen itinerary including workshops
  • Worksheets for each class P-10 with learning outcomes relative to National Curriculum
  • Program with learning outcomes for Senior Subjects
  • If Senior Teachers have a specific need we are interested to discuss how we might be able to deliver positive outcome
  • A range of unique interactive Aboriginal cultural workshops with learning outcomes relative to National Curriculum
  • Risk assessment completed for every activity, workshop and show
  • Opening Ceremony
  • 60-minute performance by major Youth Band
  • Smoko / Lunch pre-order option if required (price of food extra)
  • Dedicated water bottle filling stations
  • Sunscreen station
  • Opportunity for students to enter the Cully Fest Busking Competition
  • Opportunity for class to enter the “Tell Your Story” art project
  • Access to some career stalls & information
  • Each school that registers and confirms more than one class attending will be provided FREE 1 x Season Adult Pass to Cully Fest 17-19 Nov 2017 for a raffle to assist in raising funds for your school excursion

Places are strictly limited and will be offered on a first in basis.  For more detailed information, or to register your class please visit http://www.cullyfest.com/lineup/school-excursion-program/toowoomba-school-excursions-registration/

and complete the form and submit.  You will then be sent a more informative pack with all the details you will require.

Kind Regards,

Peieta Mills

Cully Fest

For more information on Cully Fest School Excursion Program click

Activities Overview by Age Group

Planned Day Trips

Opening Ceremony

Activities have Links to C2C and ACARA

Risk Assessments

Register your interest