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It’s deadly cool to go to Moffatdale State School: Years 4-7 students enjoyed a great day of activities

Zaphi Wieland, 3, experimented with boomerang painting (and school)

August 10, 2012

By Marcus Priaulx

Moffatdale School celebrated Harmony Day on Thursday … a day to bring cultures together.

Children, parents and community members took part in a fun-filled, action-packed day.

There was a play that told an Aboriginal story of how birds got their colour, songs, painting, boomerang throwing, a display on the history of Cherbourg, Dreamtime stories, Indigenous games and much more.

An evening kup-murri dinner  – tender vegetables and meat cooked on hot rocks laid one-metre deep in the ground – finished the event.

School principal Sharon Tuesley said the day built inter-racial friendships and broke down cultural barriers.

“It showed how much school can do to bring people together, widen their knowledge and create a happier future for all our children and communities,” she said.

“Today was a terrific day and I think everybody who took part would feel the same way.”

[Photos: Marcus Priaulx]

Jake Hodjson and Mason Watson do a spot of colouring in

Andrew Beckett with his kup-murri

Mia Sandow with mum Sherry

Year 2s and 3s loved displaying their works to mums, dads and community members; from left, Mickayla Hodgson, Madison Beardmore, Alastair Curtis, Damo Sandow, Jo-Wellah Speedy and Chrissy Watson

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