EDGEWATER’S Mater Dei College has been recognised for its reconciliation projects.
The PALS program encourages young people to learn more about Aboriginal culture, with 600 schools from across the state taking part in more than 900 projects including the production of an animation based around the dreaming story of Bibra Lake, a performing arts production, Aboriginal art murals, bush tucker gardens and a Noongar language program.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt said this year’s program attracted the highest number of schools who had ever participated.
“It is encouraging to see young people embrace reconciliation wholeheartedly and engaged in activities promoting cultural awareness in their schools,” he said.
“It is great to see the whole school community supporting these important projects and the students participating will be champions for reconciliation into the future.”
The school was a joint winner with Durham Road School for the student engagement and community participation category at the 2017 PALS (Partnership, Acceptance, Learning, Sharing) awards. Lancelin Primary School was also recognised, winning the environment category award.