Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020

At Story Factory we’re so proud to work with many Indigenous young people, in fact in 2019-20 17% of our students were Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

For NAIDOC Week we’re celebrating their stories, some brought wonderfully to life below by our gifted storyteller Russ, a proud Ngarrindjeri man. Have a listen!

Wayne – The Devil and Me

Sky – T. Rex the Mountain Jumper

Brooklyn – My Story

Students at work in Wilcannia

Sunday 8 November marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week, a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, languages and histories. This week is a time to listen and learn from the voices and stories of First Nations Peoples – who are part of the oldest living cultures on the planet.

Australia has the world’s oldest oral stories. The First Peoples of our country are still sharing those stories today, and we’re proud to be part of that storytelling tradition.

Our storyteller John keeping the class enthralled

There are many ways to celebrate NAIDOC week, both by attending events and virtually from home. Visit the NAIDOC Week site below to explore what’s on.

STORY SNIPPETS

Enjoy more of the brilliant stories written by some of our gifted Indigenous students.

Dino Teleportation

One day at the edge of a world called the Dinosaur Life, there was a Dino named Baka. He was trying to teleport to the human world but the teleporter gun was accidentally switched to Alien World. Baka went to the cupboard where he keeps the teleporter gun and grabs the wrong one and goes to the Alien World instead.

He walks out of the teleporter made of diamond and sees a sticky hairy earth alien named Goleuo and starts talking to him.

Goleuo says, “If you stay here too long you’re going to turn into an alien. You need to go back.”

Baka agreed but Goleuo wanted to come with him. They go back through the teleporter and come out in the deep dark woods.

By Shaelari

Transmission 2

Hey viewers – so today something went wrong and it was almost a catastrophe! There were two options staring me in the eyes which were going past a volcano which could erupt at any moment or going through a dust storm which could send me off my path or lead me to death. 

It was actually good research for my mission, though! Because I got to see what a volcano looks like in space and how it works. I have found out that there is no life here so far but so much hasn’t been explored so that it is unlivable on Mars. 

It was really scary there for a while. First I had to climb a giant volcano that could erupt and send me flying at any moment. It was terrifying thinking that my life could end in a second and die from raging lava falling slowly down. The temperature changed and I could see the space station about one kilometre away and I have 5% oxygen. 

By Maison

Transmission 3

Hello all my followers on Earth! A lot of you have been sending questions, asking what I eat on this mission. Well there are a lot of different foods I have to eat but my favourite one is mash potato and diced tomato. I mean it was ok but I think I prefer tuna and rice with cheese for the main course and for dessert chocolate with banana and peaches. 

Food is obviously different for me back on Earth! I always think of the time when mum made chocolate with cupcakes that were warm. 

By Kerryleigh