Students celebrate Naidoc Week with activities

The Wargyl, or giant snake, created by Ocean Road Primary School's Year 4s.
The Wargyl, or giant snake, created by Ocean Road Primary School's Year 4s.

INDIGENOUS culture came to the fore at Ocean Road Primary School as students celebrated Naidoc Week recently.

A group of the school’s Indigenous students, known as the ORPS Mob, kicked off the celebrations at a whole school assembly before all students got stuck into a range of Naidoc-themed activities.

The ORPS Mob performing.

Ocean Road Primary School belonging team leader Susan Titshall said students were able to make their own damper and Quandong jams, learn about the Noongar language, listen to traditional Dreamtime stories and create artwork including a whole class Wargyl or giant snake.

Naidoc Week, which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, is on from July 7 to 14.

A student concentrates on her rock painting.