From Weeks 4-10 in Term 2, Martin Pascoe from the Aboriginal Cultural Residency program visited our Year 3/4/5 and Middle School classes for 2 lessons each to teach our students about culture and identity. Martin also shared his story and life experiences that form his identity.
Martin Pascoe is a journalist, actor, musician, and mentor. He even appeared on “The Voice” in 2016 (pictured).
Below is a collective response to Martin’s visit from our Middle School Students:
Martin taught us that even though we have all come from different places and different families, we are all unique and valued just as we are.
Identity means knowing what makes you ‘you’, where you feel you belong and what passions you have. After we had explored our own identity, we each made a video and shared these with each other on the last day Martin was here.
We loved having Martin come in, and we thank him for teaching us more about our own identity. We were inspired by his resilience and positive attitude to life, even when things are tough and they don’t work out as you hoped. He was very helpful when we were planning and making our videos. We are grateful for the kindness he showed us. Martin was a lot of fun, and we enjoyed the banter.
We received the following positive feedback from Martin:
“Sincere thanks for the wonderful experience. The Whole School is one of the best I have been to in the 40 or more since being in the ACR Program. It was an honour to be invited to all the classes that I attended in the other grades.” – Martin Pascoe