Year 6 explore Japanese cultural beats

IGS Year 6 students recently participated in a Japanese cultural music incursion with workshops delivered by Taikoz artists and Acting Head of Primary Languages, Machiko Ohta.

This event is purposefully designed to actively immerse students in movement, drumming and craft workshops. Consequently, the program aligns with curriculum objectives from various Key Learning Areas (KLAs).

These popular workshops provide a unique opportunity to engage our Year 6 cohort in a range of stimulating hands-on experiences that reinforce our IGS values of diversity, authenticity and connectedness.

Students rotated across four different activities, including:

  • Studying Onikenbai: a beautiful, powerful and fascinating dance/music form that hails from Iwate Prefecture, Japan,
  • Learning and performing excerpts from Taikoz drumming repertoire,
  • Studying Taiko and Movement elements of Hana Taoyakani, and
  • Studying Japanese art and craft.

Parents and carers were invited to attend a half-hour showcase featuring Year 6 Taiko performances and Japanese sword dancing in the Hall.

Congratulations to all students for their culturally enriching performances.

Enjoy the gallery!