THE LITTLE WOODEN BRIDGE
CONNECTING KIDS WITH
Australia's first Aboriginal Skate Camp. Reconnecting Urban Aboriginal Youth with Country & Culture through Skateboarding
The Balance Stick "Reconnected" is a School Holiday program that uses Skateboarding fused with
Aboriginal cultures to create
The "Balance Stick Reconnection Camps or more aptly named, "meeting places" are delivered in partnership with YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Peoples Co-operatives as family liaison & Carers. All Aboriginal peoples cultural delivery for the camps is delivered by subcontracted organisations that are approved by the corresponding Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community to deliver those cultural elements & Sovereign connections. Skateworks embodies this framework of cultural elements into skateboarding so that it is always with these kids no matter where they go. On or off Community. YMCA supplies fabulous motivational adventure programs that allow us to add bench motivational achievment benchmarks to align with Skateboarding. Link to program
The "Balance Stick Reconnected school holiday program is designed for urban Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Youth who are disconnected from their culture & connection with Country. All Aboriginal peoples cultural delivery for these programs is delivered by subcontracted organisations that are approved by the corresponding Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community to deliver those cultural elements & Sovereign connections. These School holiday programs are specifically designed to create the outcome of which Elders & Community representatives have said they desire for their Youth. Disconnection with culture leaves the disenfranchised & without a sense of belonging Walking in two worlds and belonging in non. At Skateworks, the outcome is everything. Link to program
The Balance Stick "Connected" is a School Holiday program for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island youth on Community who are connected with Culture & Country.
Skateworks uses the balance that Skateboarding & it's intrinsic learning pathway embodies to give life balance & a sense of belonging to Aboriginal Youth. Skateboarding instils creativity & the ability to redefine your environment. Skateboarding is about our relationship with the now, the past & where we belong. It is about flowing with the land on which we live & our relationship to it. Pure energy itself derived from an organic relationship with shape, undulation & transition. It is this relationship that keeps us in a lifetime conversation. The ongoing diologue with the land, the relationship of negotiation, redemption, interpretation & expression.