Ididgeridoo provides educational aboriginal boomerang workshops for schools throughout the UK, and has been doing so for a number of years, covering all Key Stages from Primary through to Secondary education, including special provisions and PRU's.
Over time and building on his experience, Matt Willems (aka Copperman), through Ididgeridoo, has developed boomerang workshops for schools to make them not only as informative, educational, and constructive as possible but above all else fun!
Workshops are fully interactive and rely on audience participation - including learning to throw a boomerang. Every session is tailored for that particular workshop so the content can be amended to reflect the needs of the pupils, for example, to tie in with an ongoing project.
Boomerangs and Safety
Children make and learn to throw their own boomerang - made from cardboard (yes they do come back!). For instruction and practice, lightweight foam boomerangs are supplied. Safety is foremost so NO wooden or solid boomerangs are used or thrown at any time. The foam and cardboard boomerangs are safe to be thrown indoors and do not run the risk of injury or damage to people or property and have a very small (2m approx.) flying circle. When holding boomerang workshops it is best if a hall, or larger room could be used, and/or playground or sports field if weather permits.
Materials for Boomerang Workshops
Foam boomerangs are provided for each paticipant, along with a number of genuine boomerangs for show. Cardboard for making boomerangs is also supplied if required (it is standard twin wall packaging cardboard).
If you wish to book a boomerang/art workshop we will discuss, agree and confirm what art materials will be needed. If you do not have them, the school can either buy them in or agree a figure and we will buy them for you.
Guidance Notes for Boomerang Workshops
Workshop content is adjusted to accommodate the age and abilities of pupils. If you have children with special needs, please make us aware so that we can adapt the workshop accordingly.
To ensure a productive workshop we generally recommend groups have no more than 30 pupils. With larger groups, more space is required as each pupil will have their own boomerang to throw!
If you have any other questions, you may find the answers on our FAQ page, or you can contact us via our contact page.
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