Stu­dents cel­e­brate in­dige­nous cul­ture at NAIDOC assem­bly

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.”

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RAW TAL­ENT: Isis District State High School stu­dent Kodi Pet­titt plays the didgeri­doo at the NAIDOC cel­e­bra­tions.

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