National Reconciliation Week 2018 was celebrated in style at Nhulunbuy High School yesterday, with our Stars hosting a barbeque and opening the program room to the rest of the school.
In keeping with this year’s theme – ‘Don’t Keep History A Mystery’ – the girls worked together to create a display of posters featuring Indigenous stories and facts, as well as works showing the traditional Yolngu names of some of the stunning natural scenery across East Arnhem Land.
The night before the barbeque, the girls stayed back after school to make 300 colourful and delicious cupcakes, complete with hand-made Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags to decorate them.
They also set-up the room with tables for barbeque and put together some playlists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to create a fun and celebratory atmosphere.
Over half of the school’s staff visited the room to admire the space and yarn with the girls. In all, over 150 people passed through the room to share in the spirit of Reconciliation Week.
We are very proud of our Nhulunbuy Stars for putting so much effort in to generously sharing their knowledge and culture with the rest of their school.