St Anthony’s School students put hands together for Naidoc


Locrin,Lavanna and Scarlett Gosper at the fence where the paper hands were displayed.
Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d457195
Locrin,Lavanna and Scarlett Gosper at the fence where the paper hands were displayed. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d457195

HUNDREDS of decorated paper hands are on display at a Wanneroo school to celebrate Naidoc Week.

About 450 St Anthony’s School students participated in a ceremony on July 22 to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Afterwards, they placed their artwork along the fence of the school’s basketball court.

Aboriginal liaison co-|ordinator Fiona Clancy said the school was committed to promoting cultural diversity.

“Children learnt about the use of Aboriginal symbols in art and applied this knowledge to the decorating of a hand template that they were given,” she said.

“The use of the hand template is significant because it was often found in caves or on rocks throughout history to symbolise belonging.

“The placement of hands in a public place in the school was a statement that all students belonged and recognition of our history.”