Artwork signifies cultural understanding

Coordinated by teacher Judith Birchall, students from St Andrews Catholic Primary School in Clarkson and Yanchep District High School traded places and artwork.

�The students of each school (decorated) life-size card board cut-outs of children in the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island colours,� she said.

Mrs Birchall said each class swapped their cut-out with the same class at the other school and displayed each other�s art on May 27.

On the same day, two Aboriginal students from the Clarkson private school joined the Yanchep Year 6s for the morning.

Students from both schools then went to Yanchep National Park to deliver five cut-outs and join park staff and visitors for a sausage sizzle.

�We hope that by collaborating together we are strengthening the message of Reconciliation Week, which is building positive relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people,� Mrs Birchall said.

�We also hope to raise awareness about this very important week.

�This year�s theme is �it�s time to change it up� and we hope that we are an example of this by collaborating with other schools and a place of cultural significance for the Noongar people.�

On May 28, two Yanchep students joined the St Andrew�s Year 6 class.

Mrs Birchall also took Yanchep students to the Sorry Day event in Wellington Square on May 26.