Celebrating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

Campbell Page’s Mogo Pre-School partook in community celebrations this month for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day event was held on the 4th of August, where children were given opportunities to participate in a range of activities that celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

The day began with students from Moruya Public School performing a Welcome to Country Dance, accompanied by Binda Ray on the didgeridoo.

What followed was a series of fun and cultural activities provided by Eurobodalla Shire Council, 3Bs Playgroup, Greater Southern Area Health, Munch and Move, Community Dental, Katungal, and the Local Police and Fire Brigade.

Children from Mogo Preschool taking part in activities to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

The activity that was clearly enjoyed by the children was an obstacle course where the children had to crawl like a goanna underneath and through tunnel-like obstacles.

The day concluded with a BBQ provided by the local Fire Brigade and pumpkin soup and apple slinkies provided by Munch and Move and Greater Southern Area Health.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is held on the 4th of August every year and is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, and the roles that community, family and culture play ins every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child’s life. This year the theme for National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day was: My Country, Our Country, We all Belong.

 

For more information please visit the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day website.

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