The students at Boggabri Sacred Heart School recognised the start of NAIDOC Week with a special prayer assembly recently.

The theme this year is ‘Heal Country’ and the students have been participating in a range of indigenous craft and cultural activities.

The school had booked to attend a concert by indigenous performer Mitch Tambo in Moree, however COVID lockdowns meant they had to postpone this excursion until later in the year.

On Thursday, the students participated in outdoor games as well as painting boomerangs, scratch art and creating a game using cards made with Aboriginal symbols.

Last term the Year 5/6 students were invited to attend the Gamilaroi Town Banner workshop organised by the Narrabri Shire Council.

An important aspect of this project was the journey between elders and youth, indigenous and non-indigenous, to inspire young people to design individual banners relevant to their town or village that would be used during reconciliation and NAIDOC Week events.

Sacred Heart School is proud of their artistic skills which have been reproduced on their banner.

If you would like to see the students’ work, the banner is on display in the foyer of its administration block.

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