Students from Warwick Central State School wearing traditional Aboriginal face paint for NAIDOC Week.
Students from Warwick Central State School wearing traditional Aboriginal face paint for NAIDOC Week. Erin Smith

A touch of tradition

HOMEGROWN Aboriginal dancer Terry Olsen returned to his old primary school to teach students several traditional Aboriginal dances.

Mr Olsen visited Warwick Central State School this week as part of the school's NAIDOC celebrations.

As part of the celebrations the school adopted Margaret Boney as its Aboriginal elder.

Aunty Margaret, as the students call her, was humbled by the recognition.

"I don't actually work here, I just come in and help the little ones with their paintings and do skipping with them," she said.

Warwick Central principal Christine Dolley said it was about time she was officially recognised as part of the school community.

"The idea was to recognise the indigenous families in the school and the years of volunteer work Aunty Margaret has done," she said.



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