Thong throwing as part of Harmony Day at Warwick school

HARMONY DAY: Warwick students celebrate unity, diversity

AUSTRALIA is a melting pot of cultures from around the globe and on Harmony Day today, a Warwick school is spending the day celebrating our diversity.

Glennie Heights State School has an entire program of activities planned, including gardening, thong throwing and volleyball.

Grade 6 student Maddi Avery said it was good for everyone to celebrate the day as one.

"Everyone shares and gets along with each other," she said.

Maddi said students from different year levels came together to participate in activities.

Dancing was her favourite activity of the day so far.

"Everyone was really funny," she said.

 

Glennie Heights State School students took part in broom throwing as a variation on caber throwing in Scotland.
Glennie Heights State School students took part in broom throwing as a variation on caber throwing in Scotland. Elyse Wurm

Glennie Heights State School principal Paul O'Mara said the school had celebrated Harmony Day for many years.

"We love to celebrate diversity at our school, it's a reflection of our Australian society and acceptance," he said.

"The activities are organised to assist with understanding."

Mr O'Mara said getting along was one of the keys to success at the school.

"As a collective group we can achieve great things," he said.



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