GALLERY: Harmony Day celebrations at St John Vianney Morisset

On Tuesday 21 March, St John Vianney Primary School, Morisset, held an Aboriginal Cultural Day to celebrate Harmony Day. 

With the assistance of Louise Campbell and her helpers, together with staff and parents, the entire school community gathered together for a fun day of cultural activities.

The day began with a presentation from Louise who spoke to the children about Aboriginal culture and history. While Liam Price was playing the didgeridoo, various native plants were burned in a smoking ceremony.

Meanwhile, the students were divided into six groups, circulating throughout the day to experience aspects of Aboriginal culture.

From painting boomerangs, listening to Dreamtime stories, being shown how to handle a variety of artefacts, playing Aboriginal games and participating in Aboriginal dance, students were full of energy and eager to taste some bush tucker. It was an exciting and new experience for everyone as they enjoyed kangaroo sausage, damper, berry ice cream and a lemon drink.

It was a special day of much excitement for the students where they went away with wonderful memories.

Photography by Rachel Pether. 

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