Entertainment

Scouts show off cultures through performances on stage

Salesi Fuapau and Sosefo Vaohea (foreground), with fellow scouts from Tonga, practice the dance they will perform in the main arena.
Salesi Fuapau and Sosefo Vaohea (foreground), with fellow scouts from Tonga, practice the dance they will perform in the main arena. Robyne Cuerel

AFTER a week of living the true-blue lifestyle, international contingents at the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree had their chance on Monday to showcase their cultures.

From Hong Kong to Switzerland, Timor Leste to the Netherlands, hundreds of youngsters have travelled from far and wide to attend the 10-day jamboree at the Maryborough showgrounds.

International Night saw each foreign contingent take to the stage to perform a traditional dance or song of their homeland.

For the 11 Tongan scouts, it was the chance to show off one of the island's most famous war dances, Kailao, performed with sticks to beating drums.

Leader Viliami Fuapau said they had enjoyed their Aussie experience, despite the culture shock.

"Tonga is many years behind Australia - it's very different," he said. "It's been very good for the kids, they have learned a lot."

 

 

 

Topics:  maryborough showgrounds




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

3 easy dinner recipes your kids will love, and so will you

No Caption

THERE is a middle ground! Dinners fit for kids and adults.

How to reduce your child's risk of food allergies

ABOUT 90% of food allergies are caused by just seven foods.

5 good mental health habits for kids (and parents)

CRYING OUT FOR HELP: The demand for counselling support for children and young people is increasing.

FORMING good habits early is critical for your child's mental health.

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Susie O'Neill: Why I stopped smacking my children

Swimming legend Susie O'Neill says she has stopped smacking her kids.

“I (smacked) because that’s what I knew growing up."

Introducing a step-parent into the family

Introducing a step-parent into the family can be stressful for the children, as well as the new parent.

THERE is no easy way to introduce a step parent into the family.

Chilly morning on Coast with more of winter's bite to come

CHILLY FORECAST: Next week is due to be cold.

We can expect tops of around 22 degrees.

Wallaroos beat Arrows in last round of the regular season

Wallaroos' Trudi Pedersen competes for possession during their women's Premier League hockey game against Arrows.

Wallaroos beat Arrows 5-2 in their last game of the season.

LETTER: Nanna’s bond can still be as strong

UNITY: When memories fade understanding can help families maintain their close ties.

Grandparents play a vital role in our society

Latest deals and offers

WIDE BAY LEAGUE: Cameron Hanrahan talks about United Warriors' win

WIDE BAY LEAGUE: Cameron Hanrahan talks about United Warriors' 4-3 win over Sunbury...

MATCHPLAY MINUTE: U13 Girls state hockey 2

This segment features the Under-13 Girls State Hockey Championships fixture between...

MATCHPLAY MINUTE: U13 Girls state hockey 1

This segment features the Under-13 Girls State Hockey Championships fixture between...

Is this state’s cheapest house?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Rockhampton property in a lull, but a change is coming

Rockhampton's housing market in "pre-election mode"