“Our entire staff went to Willum Warrain for a Cultural Immersion Tour – igniting a deeper awareness, respect and understanding of Aboriginal peoples, place and cultures. This multi-sensory experience was thought-provoking and engaging for all staff members. Willum Warrain catered for 140 staff with a delicious bush BBQ and was highly professional in their organisation. Our staff are looking forward to visiting again with our students in 2022.”
“The Haileybury ELC educators received a warm welcome as they entered Willum Warrain. Peter Aldenhoven eloquently presented a history of local Aboriginal people leading up to present day. Our educators also came away with increased understanding of the perspectives of the Aboriginal peoples more broadly and will use this wealth of knowledge to actively integrate ways of knowing and being into our curriculum as we unite with our community to celebrate reconciliation.”
“Willum Warrain was the perfect excursion to link in with our Inquiry unit. Staff were friendly and kept the students engaged in a range of activities. The activities helped students to further their knowledge about Aboriginal culture and history. The excursion exceeded our expectation and we are looking forward to returning next year!”
“Thanks to Willum Warrain and all your staff for a great day supporting our Koori students to understand more about their culture”.
“Thank you to all the staff at Willum Warrain for your hospitality today, spending time in the wonderful space connecting with nature and learning about Aboriginal culture. A special place”.
“We had a wonderful time. The staff at Willum Warrain are faultless. Welcoming, engaging and informative. I recommend Willum Warrain to all school groups. And to families. Get along and be delighted by this wonderful place of community.”
“Our management’s visit to your gathering place in October was transformative. So many of our team had very little understanding or engagement with Indigenous people until that day – and for them to hear about the importance of preserving and supporting culture and learn about the stolen generation was very powerful”.
“On behalf of the African/Sudanese Community, thank you for organising the lovely interactive event we had at Willum Warrain Gathering Place. I am sure the experience gained by the Aboriginal, African and extended communities who attended this event was a very positive, rewarding and memorable one.
It gave our community the opportunity to interact with the local Aboriginal community and participate in music, dance, ceremony and blessings and we look forward to sharing our cultures again in the near future.”
“Our Foundation year students recently visited Willum Warren Gathering Place to learn more about Aboriginal culture and the connection to the environment. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, they were engaged and asked many questions. The highlight of the excursion for them was the nature walk and the smoking ceremony. Thank you Willum Warrain. We look forward to visiting again soon!”