Students attend NAIDOC week

Canowindra High students with nationally recognised performer and comedian Sean Choolburra.
Canowindra High students with nationally recognised performer and comedian Sean Choolburra.

Canowindra High students took part in NAIDOC week at Cowra High last week.

The students were lucky enough to take part in a variety of Indigenous activities including guest speakers, dance, sports and arts.

Nationally recognised performer and comedian Sean Choolburra performed for the students reinforcing the importance of respecting your culture and that you can achieve any of your dreams regardless of your background.

Students and staff came together to celebrate NAIDOC Week on Tuesday last week with a full program of cultural activities including dances, performances, art and sampling traditional food. 

An assembly held during the day featured a Sunrise Dance from the Wagambirra Dance Group and a talk on Indigenous languages from Elders Aunty Di and Aunty Iris who have been studying the Wiradjuri language. 

“It’s really important that people know and understand to Aborigine people all across Australia, our language matters,” Aunty Di said.