Brunswick Junction Primary School celebrates First Nations culture with NAIDOC Community Day
Students have been immersed in First Nations culture at a Harvey Shire primary school as part of a celebration.
With NAIDOC Week taking place during the winter school holidays, students at Brunswick Junction Primary School joined families, residents and elders on July 29 for NAIDOC Community Day.
The day started off with a cooked breakfast before a special assembly was held.
Guests were treated to inspiring stories, including from elder Bill Turner.
Artistic performances followed, with the Korijekup Moorditj Maaman dance group thrilling attendees alongside the school choir which sang the songs Wanjoo and Bindi, Bindi.
Student leaders Conner and Tana said it was important to listen to elders.
“They hold a lifetime of stories, lessons and experiences that we can all learn from,” they said.
“It is important to not only honour our elders today, but every day and to make it a practice to show gratitude, love and admiration for their contributions.”
Following the assembly, students and visitors took turns in a rotation of workshops, learning about culture and language.
Some of the organisations which ran workshops including the Korijekup Moorditj Maaman dance group, the South West Aboriginal Medical Service and wildlife carer Doreen Jones.
Principal Lauren English said the school looked forward to continuing to strengthen its relationship with elders and learning about Aboriginal culture, traditions and history.
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