CULTURAL HIGH-FIVE: Some of the artwork created by Dalby State High School students for NAIDOC celebrations.
CULTURAL HIGH-FIVE: Some of the artwork created by Dalby State High School students for NAIDOC celebrations. Contributed

Students celebrate NAIDOC

TRADITIONAL games and artwork were the focus for students at Dalby State High School last week, as the school held their NAIDOC celebrations.

The focus was on heritage but also understanding, as the week-long celebrations incorporated students of all cultures.

Acting head of junior student support Jordan Hart said the week provided something for all students.

"We have had indigenous sports games each lunch time and we've had different grades come out and participate,” Mr Hart said.

"Thursday afternoon we celebrated NAIDOC outside of the school. We had (groups) Big Buddy and Goondir come and put on food and had friends and family come out and celebrate.”

Students Kyla-Rae Johnstone and Tyson Beezley were leaders of the week-long celebration and said the event gave all students an opportunity to come together.

"It wasn't just for indigenous children but it was for non-indigenous kids as well so they could learn new skills and learn part of our culture, which is closing the gap and trying to help everyone get along with each other,” Kyla-Rae said.

For Tyson, the week was aimed at having a fun and enjoyable time.

"What NAIDOC means to me is celebrating our culture and getting everyone around and having a good time,” hesaid.

The week incorporated other activities such as indigenous artwork, which was displayed across the school grounds during the celebration on Thursday.


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