Children celebrate First People history
NORTHERN suburb students recently celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, history and traditions with a day of activities.
The Whadjuk Gift, initiated by teachers at Mater Dei College, is a project based on more than 250 different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations within Australia.
Students connected with their local Indigenous communities, designed a shirt for their group and took part in sports-based activities.
Five primary schools participated in the project.
About 340 students develop ed designs for 17 nations, including the 14 Noongar nations plus Torres Strait, Yamatji and Yirrganydji.
“Positive energy on the day reflected the willingness of all participants to be part of the reconciliation conversation,” head of visual arts Toby Hurd said.
“What started as an idea quickly evolved into something much more significant because of how enthusiastic and open the primary school teachers and students were.”
Students from five primary schools were invited to take part in the Whadjuk Gift at Mater Dei College in Edgewater.