AIME Cultural Experience Day

On Tuesday the 30th of April, we hosted an AIME Cultural Experience Day which aligned with the Club's Secondary Schools appearances. The day included 25 of our main playing group, roughly 25 Indigenous secondary school students from schools nearby and also AIME mentors who work with the students. The focus on the day was to provide all participants with an opportunity to explore culture and what it means to them and provide some ideas as to how they can further connect to culture through activities.


  • Secondary School appearance model that worked to engage the players in the best way possible
  • Hawthorn provided an opportunity for local Aboriginal students to explore culture with some of their biggest role models
  • Deadly Choices involvement was a great addition and provided participants with a better understanding around Indigenous health issues and preventative measures
  • Headspace involvement provided participants with the tools to be able to practice mindfulness through connection to culture and country
  • Provided our playing group with a deeper understanding of the impact that culture can have on an individual and as a group
  • A storytelling opportunity for participants to explore past tragedies and learn of the impacts of the past
  • The day provided AIME staff and mentors with a great opportunity to build strong relationships with the students to help with their educational outcomes

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