used throughout life as part of Indigenous oral traditions to teach what must be known about culture. Children, women and men of different ages have their own songs which are performed in specific contexts. Young children are encouraged to dance and sing about everyday events.
For Torres Strait Islanders the gorr/kulap (rattle) is an integral accompaniment and performance instrument used to perform traditional dances at social, cultural
Torres Webb, a proud Far North Queenslander and Indigenous man from the Torres Strait, is a passionate parent and community engagement advocate in improving the achievement, well being and life chances of all children and youth by focusing on "what's strong rather than what's wrong". He is recognised nationally and internationally for his community engagement and leadership skills. Having worked with Youth Challenge Australia in Vanuatu, Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network in Philippines, Queensland Youth Parliament and with Oxfam International Youth Partnerships in India, Torres has also held a Deputy Chair on position on the Erubam Traditional Land and Sea Owners Native Title Body, where he worked closely with the local rangers and elders. Currently leading an Indigenous STEM Education project in Far North Queensland valuing Indigenous knowledges within the science curriculum.Torres previously worked with the Queensland Department of Education assisting Indigenous communities to connect with their local school to foster identity, culture and learning outcomes for all students. Through a close working partnership with Dr George Otero. Torres is currently editing a book as an associate to the Centre for RelationaLearning titled: Handbook: connecting school, family and community.