Cullen Bullen Public School invited other small schools to attend a NAIDOC Week celebration on Friday, August 10.
Students participated in a range of activities throughout the day.
“It is important for the students to learn about Aboriginal culture and develop a deeper understanding,” Cullen Bullen principal Melinda Suttor said.
The morning started with a performance from Cooerwull Public’s ‘Willy Wag Tails’ and ‘Yidaki’ didgeridoo group before students raised the Aboriginal and Australian flags.
Other schools that attended were Capertee and Glen Alice Public School.
“This is an important connection for our small schools,” Aboriginal Educational officer, Aunty Kym Cama said.
With hopes to make this an annual event, Cullen Bullen principal Melinda Suttor said she was thankful for the amazing turnout.
“We are having workshops based on the theme ‘Because of her we can’, with Wiradjuri artist Nyree Reynolds and Aboriginal performers Wagana,” she said.
Students enjoyed a bush tucker lunch, trying crocodile, kangaroo and emu, as well as wattle seed damper.