Teacher Sharman Parsons performs an original song with the help of Bernadine Bradshaw on guitar.
Teacher Sharman Parsons performs an original song with the help of Bernadine Bradshaw on guitar.

Games, song create togetherness

IT WAS a morning for song and dance for the School of Total Education as students from Years 1-12 marked the beginning of National Reconciliation Week.

Groups from some of the lower grades sang at the morning assembly and teacher Sharman Parsons performed an original song.

"The day is about us coming together as people from different cultures and remembering what the English did to Australia in the past," Year 9 student Emily Lackner said.

Afterwards students from every grade took part in a whole school indigenous game called Edor.

The open field team game has been played for "as long as most remember", physical education teacher Ian Rowling said.

According to Mr Rowling the incorporation of indigenous studies with sport wasn't uncommon.

"Indigenous culture and Australia-wide perspectives are part of nearly every subject," he said. "This adds to a comprehensive understanding of the cultural history of Australia."



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