We concluded NAIDOC week with our acknowledgement of Country before our campfire.

Throughout the week the children learnt about the importance of story telling through art, Dreamtime stories and song. Children participated in discovering the taste of our Nations first people through bush tucker cooking. They ventured into the bush to explore signs and symbols and how Aboriginals have survived for thousands of years.

Entwined into this learning there were many opportunities to engage in safe risk taking activities. A¬†great article was published in the Newcastle Herald on research from the University of Newcastle on the benefits of ‘risky play’. See the link below:

Kids Should Engage in ‘Risky Play’: Newcastle University Research

We would like to acknowledge Aboriginal People as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live. We would like to pay my respects to the Elders past, present and future. May they continue to share their memories, stories and knowledge for the betterment of all Australians.