Students celebrate indigenous culture at NAIDOC assembly
SCHOOLS across the district held NAIDOC celebrations to commemorate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and recognise the contributions indigenous Australians make to our nation.
Childers State School celebrated NAIDOCWeek at a special assembly on Friday, where students learnt about the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Guest Butchella Elder Aunty JennyWoodman spoke of the Butchella People and their connection to the Isis District and told a legend in pictures.
Students were treated to an impressive line-up of performances, including a didgeridoo demonstration by talented Isis District State High School student Kodi Pettitt and dancing routines by Torquay State School’s Little Brothers and Little Sistas Dancers.
Childers State School principal Robyn Philpott said the students got a lot out of the day and thoroughly enjoyed the performances.
“It was a really good day,” she said.
“The children were overwhelmingly very interested in the legend that Butchella Elder Aunty JennyWoodman told.
“The messages Aunty Jenny gave were well and truly heard and understood.”
RAW TALENT: Isis District State High School student Kodi Pettitt plays the didgeridoo at the NAIDOC celebrations.