Yura Yura, Birkdale South Indigenous students have been part of the Jajams Dance group for over 6 years. At present we have 29 Indigenous students in the BSSS Jajams Dance group. The dance group was formed through a partnership engagement program with local mob from North Stradbroke Island and families within the local schools.
The dance program seeks to give jajams the opportunity to learn culture through song and dance. As part of the dance program we always start our sessions with a Yarning Circle and the jajams learn to respectfully listen and engage. Our senior dancers often have the responsibility to mentor the younger students and by doing this they are learn how to be community.
The jajams have all gained great confidence in who they are as Indigenous young people who love to share their culture with friends, family and community. Yuwayi.