During Reconciliation Week, primary students at Merredin College discussed the theme of “In this together” to build mutual respect and understanding of one of the richest and oldest continuing cultures in the world.
This discussion was integrated into their Humanities lessons and embedded into Literacy lessons, with some classes extending the discussion into writing tasks. Our AIEO (Mrs Jeno Hayden) also organised for students to wear a pink and purple ribbon on the final day of Reconciliation Week to demonstrate their commitment and understanding of these events. The Pink ribbon represents the Desert Rose which is the symbol for Reconciliation and the Purple ribbon is the symbol for Sorry Day.
The history of the First Australians and their culture is a major component of the Australian History curriculum, and events such as these offer a wonderful opportunity to make further connections to the many Indigenous cultures across Australia.