“In a world of diverse learners,
culture will always keep our community strong”

Benny Boy Goes Bush tells the story of Benny boy, a young boy who is ‘different’ and his Grandpa, a community Elder. Benny boy feels alone, he is sad that he is left behind when the other boys go bush.

Benny’s Grandpa takes him on a journey through his Saltwater country to teach him that everything in country is different and that in community, we all are included and have our place. It is our connection to culture that keeps us strong and proud.

Benny Boy Goes Bush delivers a positive and inspiring message of finding strength in connection to culture for our kids in community who are struggling with feeling different and alone.

Benny Boy Goes Bush is an initiative of First Peoples Disability Network Australia created to acknowledge the differences in our communities.

FPDN thank the Goolarabooloo Elders, Dampier Peninsula WA for sharing their knowledge in the creation of this story and Cages for their support in the development of this resource.

Benny Boy Goes Bush was developed and produced by Wyldeclan Documentaries.

Flash cards and resource kits designed by Tracy James Creative.

“I wish I could be like the others but I am different”

About the resource

‘Benny boy goes bush’ is a culturally respectful short film and flashcard resource created in community by community to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living with disability and their families to prepare them for cultural participation.

For more information about this resource please contact [email protected].