Australian Rapper 'Philly' Visits Marymede Catholic College

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Year 5 students currently involved in learning about Indigenous Spirituality as part of the 'Years 5 & 10 Linkage Program' were treated to a special visit by award winning Australian hip-hop artist Philly on Monday November 9.

Students have been working with Year 10 classes to look at the way in which Indigenous communities relate to the land, relationships, communities and the world around them. Classes have read dream time stories, wrote prayers, painted story stones and investigated the history of Indigenous persecution in Australia. They drew connections between Indigenous Religion and Catholicism in the calls to respect law, land, love and maintain community.

Philly's visit to Marymede Catholic College was hughly popular with the Year 5 students who were keen to ask as many questions as they possibly could. Philly performed a couple of tracks for the audience before speaking to them about his life, indigenous heritage and Aboriginal spirituality. The session concluded with a workshop on poems & rap music.

Thank you Philly!