Part of the education curriculum is to understand the various cultures that make up the population of Australia. With that in mind, MET Oatlands studied one of our northern neighbours - the people and culture of Bali, which was part of the Human Society and Its Environment key learning area.
Bali is part of the Indonesian archipelago, which is also our closest international neighbour. It is unique amongst other islands of Indonesia as it is the only place that has a majority Hindu population. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations for Australians.
The students took to the subject very well, and it culminated with the celebrated Balinese Culture Day on Thursday 15th, September.
Bali’s vibrant arts and crafts scene and colourful clothing were on display, with some of the students and teachers putting a lot of effort into their costumes. The students had a lot of fun participating in Balinese activities in class and then came together at the end of the day to enjoy a Balinese feast!