Hon­our­ing rich cul­tural her­itage

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Bur­nett State Col­lege held its NAIDOC Day in the first week of the new term and school leader Kirra Mitchell said the op­por­tu­nity to learn was a great one.

“Some of the pos­i­tives are that the whole school gets in­volved and it brings out the cul­ture for every­one,” Ms Mitchell said.

“You learn lots of new stuff about the in­dige­nous cul­ture which is re­ally en­joy­able.”

Ms Mitchell said be­ing able to in­vite stu­dents from other schools in the area was also a pos­i­tive for the event.

“Be­ing able to mix with other stu­dents is re­ally good,” Ms Mitchell said.

“It’s es­pe­cially good for the Grade 7 and pri­mary school stu­dents who get to learn a lot.”

Bur­nett col­lege teacher Mark Harm said in the six years the event had run at the school, the kids had al­ways em­braced it.

“They re­ally en­joy the day and get­ting to go around and learn about in­dige­nous cul­ture,” Mr Harm said.

“We put on five or six ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids to ro­tate around from paint­ing to try­ing the food.”

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