Bingara Preschool celebrates NAIDOC week

July 30, 2015

Cultural diversity is embedded in the daily program at Bingara Preschool through experiences such as stories, art work, music, dance and puzzles and Naidoc Week was no exception.

Recently in celebration of NAIDOC week the Bingara Preschool spent the week learning about Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander history, culture and achievements through a range of activities including traditional Aboriginal artwork,dreamtime stories, and dances.

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is held in the first full week of July.

It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

“This week children are painting using their hand prints, finger tips, charcoal, sticks, feathers and other natural materials,” said Preschool Director, Janeane Pratt.

“Our group time sessions focused on the original inhabitants of this land, their Dreamtime stories, the Aboriginal flag colours and the meaning of people, earth and sun.”

Artefacts were also on display for the children to explore and Bingara Advocate was lucky enough to be enjoy the children performing music and dance pieces using tapping sticks and didgeridoos.

See the fabulous photos captured during the week in the Bingara Advocate dated  July 22, 2015.