Merriwa Primary students mark Naidoc Day

Merriwa Primary students mark Naidoc Day
Merriwa Primary students mark Naidoc Day

MERRIWA Primary School students filled a day with celebrations to mark Naidoc Day last term.

Principal Sue Waterhouse said all classes participated in workshops, including dance and storytelling with Derek Nannup, traditional food tasting and creating a sand mural depicting the six seasons.

Mrs Waterhouse said there was also a ‘breaking the code’ trail with clues around the school that contained information about the Noongar culture.

They wove a Rainbow Snake into the fence with rainbow coloured material, planted native trees and plants, placed Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal flags in the front of the school and had face painting.

Mrs Waterhouse said Annekia Tanner, Sheila Modgride and Shania Holmes were some of the group leaders for the day, who helped the children at every workshop station.

Staff and family volunteers coordinated the activities, which were funded by a Department of Aboriginal Affairs PALS grant.