Students value Noongar culture
THE Leeming Senior High School Education Support Centre hosted an assembly last week to encourage awareness and appreciation of Noongar culture.
The school is on Whadjuk country, the traditional home of the Noongar people.
The assembly, including performances from students in years 8 and 9, was a PALS initiative.
Launched in 2004, PALS stands for Partnership, Acceptance, Learning and Sharing, and encourages WA schools to develop projects that promote reconciliation in their local community.
Year 9 teacher Lorraine Vann said the school had embarked on a wide range of projects to encourage awareness of Noongar culture, language and heritage.
“Some of these projects included Aboriginal symbols, orienteering, searching for bush tucker plants around the school and Dreamtime stories, music, dance, drama, rock art and history,” she said.
Year 9 students participated in the special assembly.