TEN graduate students from Clarkson Primary School were commissioned to paint a canvas each as part of Naidoc celebrations last week.
Kmart at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre hosted the students and their families at a morning tea on Wednesday.
“We started off with a formal speech respecting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders rights to the land, followed by a talk on ‘language matters’ and then a short poem,” service manager Cindy Vincent said.
“Shauna Narrier from Clarkson Primary School then took over to explain some of the traditions and beliefs.
“The children’s paintings were then described to us and each child was given a gift to reward them for their hard work.
“This then ended in a morning tea where we were given some traditional coloured wool to braid.”
The paintings will now be auctioned to Kmart Clarkson team members to help raise money for the school’s heritage trail.
The store is also providing a donation.