Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By SHAN­NAN OSRIN

THE In­dige­nous Com­mu­ni­ties Ed­u­ca­tion and Aware­ness (ICEA) Foun­da­tion is host­ing a sport, surf and beach day event as a part of its Marja Se­ries to cre­ate pos­i­tive shared ex­pe­ri­ences for Aus­tralian and In­dige­nous youth.

The se­ries will in­clude 20 schools from the west­ern sub­urbs, in­clud­ing Scotch Col­lege, at Leighton Beach on Sun­day, March 15 at 10am.

ICEA chief ex­ec­u­tive Lockie Cooke said the day would al­low stu­dents of dif­fer­ent back­grounds to mix through fun ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties will be fa­cil­i­tated by Noon­gar lead­ers, like dance, sto­ry­lines, arts and crafts,” Mr Cooke said.

“Foot­ball will be fa­cil­i­tated by the WA Foot­ball Com­mis­sion and then we have beach ac­tiv­i­ties that are co-or­di­nated with our eastern coast or­gan­i­sa­tion Surf Ed­u­ca­tors Australia and they are com­ing over to train our young lead­ers in fa­cil­i­tat­ing beach aware­ness and wa­ter safety.”

ICEA co-or­di­na­tor and Cottes­loe res­i­dent Alice An­geloni (18) has been in­volved with ICEA since 2009 and she said she was ex­cited about the event on Sun­day.

“I will be tak­ing a com­mu­nity eval­u­a­tion role and im­mers­ing my­self in the ac­tiv­i­ties, see­ing how every­body else is find­ing it, so that we can get re­ally ac­cu­rate and au­then­tic feed­back from ev­ery­one who’s in­volved so we can keep im­prov­ing,” Ms An­geloni said.

ICEA co-or­di­na­tor and Ned­lands res­i­dent Jasirah Bin Hi­tam (17) will be the Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies on the day and she said she was look­ing for­ward to it.

“I’ll be telling ev­ery­one where to go, what’s hap­pen­ing dur­ing the day, be­ing re­ally funny and keep­ing ev­ery­one en­ter­tained,” Ms Bin Hi­tam said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d434068

ICEA co-or­di­na­tors Alice An­geloni and Jasirah Bin Hi­tam with CEO Lockie Cooke in the back­ground.

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