Duncraig: Poynter Primary School celebrates Naidoc Week

Latiesha Thomas (Urban Indigenous) with Year 3 student Abbey Lamont. Picture: 	Martin Kennealey d484355
Latiesha Thomas (Urban Indigenous) with Year 3 student Abbey Lamont. Picture: Martin Kennealey d484355

DUNCRAIG students at Poynter Primary School celebrated the end of term with a day of Aboriginal culture in the lead up to Naidoc Week.

Year 4 and 5 teacher Linda Liebe invited Urban Indigenous to share their culture with the school, with students taking part in a range of traditional activities, stories and dances.

Year 3 students Julia Stampone and Adem Beech-Jones. Picture: Martin Kennealey d484355

Elder Sheila Humphries also shared her personal experiences from the Stolen Generation, which Ms Liebe said was a powerful lesson in tragedy, triumph, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Grace Comeagain (Urban Indigenous). Picture: Martin Kennealey d484355

“Students have been learning about Aboriginal history and culture this term,” Ms Liebe said.

“To be immersed in and celebrate the culture firsthand provided a deeper learning experience and understanding for the students.”

Jim Maher (Urban Indigenous) speaking about bush tucker and bush medicine. Picture: Martin Kennealey d484355