NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
Old Bar Community Preschool’s learning this term has culminated with its early NAIDOC week which was celebrated on Wednesday, June 27.
The celebration was enjoyed with many children and families attending despite the rainy weather.
Entertainment included a visit from the Chatham High School dancers and a didgeridoo performance by Jessie Shilling. The afternoon continued with a barbecue which also included bush tucker snacks and drinks.
After lunch a range of art and craft activities were enjoyed by all those attending.
Children and families made yarn sticks, painted rocks and canvases, hand printing, clay sculptures, nature threading as well as humpy building and large stick weaving.
The Chatham High School dancers stayed and provided face painting as well as helping children with the art and craft experiences.
Many of the guests included elders and talented artists from the community who had facilitated workshops earlier in the term.
The children enjoyed displaying the artworks they had created from the variety of workshops provided. These have included dot painting art with the talented Rex Winston, clay work with Angie Fernance and Aunty Jo Gilkison, basket weaving with Aunty Pam Saunders, Sand Art with Aunty Joan Mc Donald and storytelling with Auntie Dulcie.
A wonderful feeling of community spirit was generated with everyone coming together to celebrate and enjoy the day.