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NAIDOC – Student Workshops

NAIDOC – Student workshops

NAIDOC Week  (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) occurs annually in July, and celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Given that NAIDOC week falls in Victorian school holidays, a group of students proposed holding workshops over two separate days in August. The first day was held on Monday 15th August for all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 which commenced with an Assembly where Lily commenced proceedings with an ‘Acknowledgement of Country.’ Students then spent the next five periods rotating through five of the six possible workshops: Aboriginal shelters; boomerang painting; cooking damper; Aboriginal games; Aboriginal artefacts; and The Dreamtime & Dreaming stories.  The day was largely organised by Makenzi Welsh, Elijah Wright and Alexis Heath and they are to be congratulated on their leadership and initiative. They are planning a similar day soon for Senior students. Special thanks also go to the four KESOs (Koorie Engagement Support Officers) who were here on the day and integral to its success.

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