NAIDOC WEEK GOLDEN EVENT
The BARNES and MITCHELL combined Golden Event for Week one was an ongoing NAIDOC theme and the ATSI team were a huge help for the mini-events scheduled throughout the week. There were opportunities for students to ‘come and try’ a variety of traditional activities. Dot painting in the Nunga room was on Tuesday with Mrs Adji and focused on the NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her we can’. On Wednesday, the ATSI team cooked a barbeque of Kangaroo sausages for the whole school to try. Many students came back for seconds and it sparked many conversations about the healthy aspect of traditional foods. On Thursday, students learnt from Robbie and Mr Young how to throw a Boomerang and on Friday, Dan and Robbie held a Didgeridoo Masterclass for boys which required using techniques such as blowing bubbles through water and creating different sound effects. Students really enjoyed themselves and overall a pride in Aboriginal culture was evident at all the activities.