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Celebrating reconciliation with Bright P-12 Students

7 Jun 2012 2:12 PM -

With such strong ties in place between Bright P-12 College and the indigenous community of Wadeye, there was no surprise that red, yellow and black were the colors on display at the college during the week.  The School created a memorable reconciliation ceremony with the assistance of the Thathangathay Foundation and the boys. Which held last Tuesday as the school joined in recognising the importance of Reconciliation week. 

The successful event was organised by teacher and Thathangathay Foundation's Bec Crawley, and the student from her Indigenous studies classes from years nine and eleven. 

The ceremony included an acknowledgment of country from Bright P-12's principal John Pryor, and Alpine Shire's councillor Narda Cain spoke about the meaning of Reconciliation.

The year nine indigenous studies students presented a background of the resolution, whilst the year eleven students presented their proteges who sang the head, shoulders, bellies, knees and toes song in two different Aboriginal languages.

The Wadeye boys joined other students to perform the traditional 'Old Man' dance, which they were painted and dressed traditionally with didgeridoos and clap sticks.

The ceremony concluded with a barbeque with both beef and kangaroo sausages.