School kids embrace diversity
Manjimup Primary School took a whole-school approach to learning about Indigenous affairs as part of National Reconciliation Week last week.
School Aboriginal and Islander education officer Tracy Hansen said in a normal year, the school would have held a Welcome to Country and an assembly in addition to class activities.
“National Reconciliation Week is about acknowledgement, being kind to each other and accepting differences,” she said.
“We are such a multicultural school.
“It’s wonderful that we can all get together and recognise National Reconciliation Week.”
Kindergarten students did a whole-class project where they traced and coloured in their hands to create an Aboriginal flag, Year 1 and 3 students created posters and Year 4s created a timeline of Aboriginal history.
Ms Hansen said she was looking forward to celebrations returning to normal next year.
National Reconciliation Week was held from May 27 to June 3 and the 2020 theme was In This Together.
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