Celebrations by the book in busy week

Moorditj Mob from Wesley College performed at White Gum Valley Primary School. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d423797
Moorditj Mob from Wesley College performed at White Gum Valley Primary School. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d423797

Monday saw indigenous students from Wesley College, dubbed the Moorditj Mob, visit the school and perform a number of traditional indigenous dances as a way to teach the primary school students about indigenous culture.

White Gum Valley’s Maureen French said the students loved the experience.

‘The fact they were ‘big’ boys who were so proud of their culture was very positive,’ she said. ‘It pulls our whole school community together and gives all students a common point to discuss and build from.

‘It also shows being different and being proud is allowed and celebrated.’

Tuesday was a chance for the students to lose the uniform and dress up as their favourite book character, as the school celebrated Book Week.

Ms French said there were a lot of fans of the Zac Power and Billie B. Brown books, as well as a common mix of fairies, Indians and football players.