The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) in Perth, Western Australia, introduced Indonesia to the local people through the "Indonesia Goes to School" program. The program was held at Duncraig Senior High School on 31 October 2023. As quoted from the statement from the Indonesian Consulate General in Perth on Saturday (4/11), this event was one of the steps taken by the Indonesian Consulate General in Perth to promote Indonesia to students in Western Australia through a series of short workshops offering insight into Indonesian arts and culture.The "Indonesia Goes to School" program at Duncraig Senior High School includes lots of interesting activities, such as a short presentation about Indonesia, a Poco-Poco dance workshop, an Angklung workshop, and a cooking class led by chef David. The Angklung workshop was a moment for students to sing. "Waltzing Matilda" while playing this traditional Indonesian musical instrument.
Meanwhile in the dance workshop, the students unitedly danced Poco-Poco as an entertaining sports dance. One of the highlights of this activity was the cooking class, where students were given the task of cooking "cenil", a typical Central Javanese food with a Halloween theme. Not only the students, but the teachers also presented enthusiastically to take part in this cooking activity.
The Indonesian Consulate General in Perth hopes that through the "Indonesia Goes to School" program, students will be increasingly interested in continuing their education in Indonesian. Duncraig Senior High School itself has made Indonesian as part of its curriculum, Indonesian language lessons start from grades 7 to 12.