Summer fun and games at Booderee!

Booderee National Park Koori games 2011

Kids have fun at Booderee’s Koori games

Kids and parents had a ball at Booderee this summer… especially during the Koori games sessions!

The games are based on traditional Koori skills. In the game pictured above kids are encouraged to take on the character of their favourite native animal – from kangaroos to eagles. They then run around a marked course while another team (in this case their parents!) try to “hunt” them down with a soft ball.

But at the end of the day the kids had their revenge – they turned the tables on their parents who then became the “hunted”!

Spear throwing is another skill kids learn in the program – using a very safe flexbile rubber spear.

This summer Booderee visitors also had the chance to take part in birdwatching and bushtucker walks. Wreck Bay Aboriginal community traditional owner Julie Freeman ran her campfire yarns sessions again which proved enormously popular – up to 80 people attended each session.

Roger, Booderee National Park

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