School Indigenous language program so popular, more classrooms built! | The Drum

It wasn’t that long ago that Aboriginal Australians, we forget this, were forbidden to speak their languages and punished for doing so.

Now many schools are incorporating Indigenous language as part of the Australian curriculum.

Mossman State School in Queensland is one of them and their award-winning Kuku Yalanji program proved so popular that the school had to create three new classrooms to cater for demand from the students.

The Drum’s Stephanie Boltje sat in a class.


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