Culture, history unite students
Narrogin Primary School held its NAIDOC Day last week, celebrating this year’s theme: Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together.
Narrogin Primary School KindiLink teacher Andrea Cowcher said it was a great opportunity to share and celebrate indigenous culture and history.
“It’s a special day and gives the kids a chance to learn all about the culture and ask questions and for us to utilise some of the resources we have here at the school,” she said.
The day involved local elder Basil Kickett showing the children indigenous tools and instruments, building a mia-mia hut, and telling stories.
Local indigenous families also came to cook damper and kangaroo stew, which everyone shared.
“At the same time, we ran KindiLink, which is for 0-3-year-old Aboriginal children, and we did lots of activities with them too, around culture and country,” Ms Cowcher said.
“And later in the day, we were lucky to get the Shooting Stars girls to come do a traditional dance for us and the whole school ended the day by singing the Wanjoo song, with local didgeridoo player Ross Storey joining in and playing for us.”
Twelve-year-old Shooting Stars member Tania Bolton said the day was really special and she enjoyed helping primary school children with their activities, as well as performing the dance.
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