Girls lead the way at Walk for Reconciliation

Narelle Henry with daughter Lennox Delcoure-Henry (11months) with Girls Academy taking part in the Reconciliation Walk in Yagan Square. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d493627
Narelle Henry with daughter Lennox Delcoure-Henry (11months) with Girls Academy taking part in the Reconciliation Walk in Yagan Square. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d493627

STUDENTS from the Girls Academy program joined thousands to march in the Walk for Reconciliation in Perth on Friday.

The program provides in-school mentoring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls at 45 schools across Australia, and was founded by former Perth Wildcat Ricky Grace in 2004.

Girrawheen, Balga, Swan View and Clontarf students all headed to the city for the event, with the Balga students also performing a traditional dance on Heirrison Island.

“Reconciliation means everyone coming together, it’s about respect, it’s about people without a voice speaking out,” student Jazari Hill said.

Fellow student Myeisha Dickie seconded the call for everyone to come together and acknowledge indigenous culture.

The walk began with a welcome to country, with performances from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians at the conclusion.