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Change doesn’t have to take a lifetime/Kids just get it ; NAIDOC story



Understanding reconciliation and making a difference can take place over the course of two hours.

 MEDIA RELEASE: November 2 2020

EXHIBITION LAUNCH/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:            

Kegworth Public School, Thursday November 5th 10.30 AM

 

Change doesn’t have to take a lifetime/Kids just get it.

Understanding reconciliation and making a difference can take place over the course of two hours.

 

A new program developed by Reconciliation NSW and funded by the Inner West Council’s Community Wellbeing grants program has delivered memorable results in two local Inner West Schools.

 

Kegworth Public School and Tempe Public School welcomed the Pathways to Reconciliation program and were excited to see instant results in their students. 

 

Teachers have commented on a sense of pride in their students newfound knowledge of Country that is being shared with other students around the school. Four students have gone on to become finalists in the Caring for Country; Schools Reconciliation Challenge this year with their moving and insightful poetry and art entries.

 

These entries were created in only one class session after spending time learning and sharing with Uncle Jimmy Smith and Aboriginal dance/cultural educators Kerry Johnson and her daughter Maci Johnson, proof that reconciliation in education touches students’ hearts and minds.

The public exhibitions of these students’ Pathways to Reconciliation can be viewed by the whole school and local community on the Unwins Bridge Rd., Tempe and Tebbutt St., Leichhardt from November 5 and throughout NAIDOC week.  Come and see the artworks and writing of these students whom judges celebrated as providing hope that our next generation will be a kinder, more knowledgeable and understanding generation when it comes to reconciliation and celebrating First Nations people throughout Australia.