Adding water to age-old issues

ICEA co-ordinators Alice Angeloni and Jasirah Bin Hitam with CEO Lockie Cooke in the background.
ICEA co-ordinators Alice Angeloni and Jasirah Bin Hitam with CEO Lockie Cooke in the background.

The series will include 20 schools from the western suburbs, including Scotch College, at Leighton Beach on Sunday, March 15 at 10am.

ICEA chief executive Lockie Cooke said the day would allow students of different backgrounds to mix through fun activities.

‘Cultural activities will be facilitated by Noongar leaders, like dance, storylines, arts and crafts,’ Mr Cooke said.

‘Football will be facilitated by the WA Football Commission and then we have beach activities that are co-ordinated with our eastern coast organisation Surf Educators Australia and they are coming over to train our young leaders in facilitating beach awareness and water safety.’

ICEA co-ordinator and Cottesloe resident Alice Angeloni (18) has been involved with ICEA since 2009 and she said she was excited about the event on Sunday.

‘I will be taking a community evaluation role and immersing myself in the activities, seeing how everybody else is finding it, so that we can get really accurate and authentic feedback from everyone who’s involved so we can keep improving,’ Ms Angeloni said.

ICEA co-ordinator and Nedlands resident Jasirah Bin Hitam (17) will be the Master of Ceremonies on the day and she said she was looking forward to it.

‘I’ll be telling everyone where to go, what’s happening during the day, being really funny and keeping everyone entertained,’ Ms Bin Hitam said.