North Balga PS celebrates Harmony Day

Karen Tran, Wanuto Omto Othow, Vedika Mote and Elisha Descutido take part in North Balga Primary School's Harmony Day celebrations. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d491717
Karen Tran, Wanuto Omto Othow, Vedika Mote and Elisha Descutido take part in North Balga Primary School's Harmony Day celebrations. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d491717

DANCES, food and languages from different cultures were celebrated at North Balga Primary School as part of Harmony Day.

The school played host to Noongar dancers from Balga Senior High School and two Bollywood dancers who taught classic moves on Wednesday.

Parents and community members also brought in food from their country of origin for a long table lunch.

North Balga Primary School students. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

 

Deputy principal Jemima Tomlinson said more than 48 per cent of students spoke another language so recognising diversity was a “top priority”.

“Classes each created a display of a country where a student in their class was from and classes then visited each other,” she said.

“We had displays on Liberia, England, Thailand and Australia to name a few.

“We had kangaroo stew, baklava, curry, spring rolls and much more.

“It was a special day where we celebrated the fact that we may all come from different places but we respect and value each other.”

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