Elders in School strengthening community ties
ROSEBERY middle school in Palmerston has developed the Elders in School program to build strong relationships between school and community.
The program sees respected local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members work within the school to share their cultural knowledge with students.
Minister for Education Eva Lawler said the government believes in programs that value students’ diverse backgrounds.
“While the ‘Elders in Schools’ program has improved student engagement, it is doing so much more than that – it is building confidence, understanding, empathy and respect in these young people, all skills that will benefit them moving into the future,” she said.