School celebrates rich indigenous culture

Liverpool Public School students Brayden Martin, Bailey Jordan, Mary Martin, and Kayden Waters celebrating Naidoc Week with traditional indigenous food. Picture: Simon Bennett

Liverpool Public School students Brayden Martin, Bailey Jordan, Mary Martin, and Kayden Waters celebrating Naidoc Week with traditional indigenous food. Picture: Simon Bennett

Liverpool Public School students celebrating Naidoc Week. Picture: Simon Bennett

Liverpool Public School students celebrating Naidoc Week. Picture: Simon Bennett

Liverpool Public School students celebrating Naidoc Week. Picture: Simon Bennett

Liverpool Public School students celebrating Naidoc Week. Picture: Simon Bennett

PUPILS at Liverpool Public School celebrated indigenous culture with their own NAIDOC Open Day on Friday.

Over the last day of the school term the children learnt about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories through song, stories, art and games.

Teacher Rebekah Mathews said the school had recently implemented the new Australian curriculum which involved Aboriginal and Torres Strait perspectives.

"We thought by having a NAIDOC celebration it would tie all of the students' learning together and be special for our indigenous students," she said.

"The day was a huge success and a great way to finish the school term."

Miss Mathews said students played traditional Aboriginal games, viewed class art works and tasted some indigenous foods.

"Many students didn't try the kangaroo and crocodile meat but those who did loved it and came back for more," she said.

"The damper and bush honey was by far the favourite."

Miss Mathews said the school planned to hold the event again.

"We have a diverse range of cultures represented at our school and wanted to increase the students' understanding of Aboriginal Australia," she said.

"NAIDOC was a great way to do it.

"We will continue to develop students' understanding and appreciation of the Aboriginal culture."

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