STUDENTS got up close with reptiles and practised spear throwing at Yanchep District High School’s Naidoc celebration.
Indigenous students from Clarkson Community High School visited for the activities, which included making sand art, an artefact and native plant display, spear throwing and interacting with animals from Malaga Native Wildlife Rescue.
They also got a taste of traditional Aboriginal culture by making damper, tasting condiments using native Australian ingredients and eating crocodile, emu and kangaroo sausages.
Aboriginal island education officer Judith Birchall said it was a positive experience for the students.
“Not only are we celebrating our Australian history and our first people’s culture, we hope that it will enrich all of our students and build positive relationships with our Aboriginal community and bring cultural awareness to our students about the country that they live in,” she said.”
Yanchep students will visit the Clarkson school later this term to be part of their celebrations.