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All about culture

At the Vibe Alive festival, we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures. You can start doing that right now by finding out about local history in your area. Why not get ready for Vibe Alive by doing the following activity as a classroom project at school?

Invite a community member to come to your school and tell you a story about the
local area, or research local stories in your school library or on the internet. Then, choose one or more of the activities below to re-tell this story.

Send your stories to us at Vibe (see below) – we’ll publish the best ones on the Vibe Alive website. No prizes are being awarded for completing the Vibe Alive activity.

Don’t forget to let us know who told you the story, where you found out about it and which part of Australia it’s from.

  • In your own words, write about the story you were told or have read about.
  • In a group, write a script that re-tells a local story. Rehearse and perform the story in front of your classmates. You could get really creative and design sound effects, props and costumes! You could even go all-out and film your performance!
  • Paint a picture that tells the story you have chosen.
  • Design a comic strip with captions to re-tell the local story you have chosen.
  • Re-tell the story as a news article – include a few pictures with captions.
  • Imagine you are one of the characters or objects in the story. Re-tell the story from that character or object’s point of view.

Send your Vibe Alive story to Vibe Alive, 26-28 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 or email it to [email protected], along with your name and contact details. To find out more about the Vibe Alive festival, see page XX or visit

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