Boy with turtle

Port Macquarie Clontarf Academy undertook its first cultural day experience and had a blast.

The Clontarf Academy took a group of Year 9 and 10 students for a visit to Thungutti country, surrounding Bellbrook NSW for some swimming, fishing with hand spears, turtle (dhawarr) diving, and the sharing of cultural knowledge.

The boys were also lucky enough to come across a Goanna, which will be part of Tuesday's morning post activity brekky menu.

Some of our young men are quite disconnected from their Aboriginal ancestry, and communities, so this was a great activity for strengthening their identity and wellbeing.

The experience encompassed a blend of the Clontarf 101 life skills, leadership, relationship building and working on developing communication skills while meeting new people. The Academy would like to thank community members for their time and knowledge.