Phil Walleystack returns to his Northam roots to educate about bullying


Phil Walleystack performing for Avonvale Primary School students on his didgeridoo.
Phil Walleystack performing for Avonvale Primary School students on his didgeridoo.

WA singer-songwriter Phil Walleystack returned to his Northam roots recently to highlight issues of bullying.

Walleystack visited his former school, Avonvale Primary School, on October 26 to teach children about traditional song, dance and storytelling.

He performed his latest single, Man of Culture, which he released to raise awareness and funds for Kidzucate, an anti-bullying charity started by Burns Beach girl Sian Williams when she was seven years old.

Although a successful artist, Walleystack is no stranger to hardship and had to work hard against adversity and cites bullying as one of the toughest negative influences in his life.

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His single highlights the issue of bullying, which he discussed with students.

His motivation for Man of Culture came from a personal experience where he was refused entry into a venue because of his Aboriginality.

He will donate part-proceeds from the song to Kidzucate to raise funds and awareness for the anti-bullying cause.