Honouring rich cultural heritage
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.”
LEARNING TRADITION: Burnett State College student Ryan Johnson has traditional face paint put on.