NAIDOC Week at Pegs Creek
Pegs Creek Primary School held their NAIDOC Week celebrations on August 3 and 4 with activities such as face and canvas painting, boomerang throwing, didgeridoo playing and learning about bush food and plants.
Deputy principal Mike Counio said NAIDOC Week is designed to celebrate indigenous culture, history and traditions.
“We have 80 students in the school that are Indigenous, so NAIDOC Week is very important to us,” he said.
“NAIDOC Week is to promote cultural awareness and understanding of Indigenous people.
“The students have responded very positively and have been eager to participate in the activities.
“The students gain knowledge and skill from a different culture, so they then promote cooperation and understanding in the future.”
Mr Counio mentioned that this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations have been the biggest the school has seen in many years.
The different activities throughout the two days were boomerang throwing, didgeridoo playing and animal dancing by Maurice Palmer.
There was weaving, where students learnt to use various materials to participate in traditional weaving with Sue Beath and Connie Robinson.
Teacher Lynda Ryder taught the students to make puffaloonies and discussed different bush food and medicine from plants.
Then the students enjoyed themselves with a bit of art with face painting, canvas painting and making respectful hands.