Cultural day at Glenquarry Public | PHOTOS

Sarsaparilla trees, storytelling, ochre, rainbow serpents and banksias were just some of the things primary school students learned about at ‘Cultural Day’. 

More than 300 students from eight different primary schools in the Highlands came together at the grounds of Glenquarry Public School on Friday, November 3 for a day of learning about Aboriginal history and culture. 

The students were divided into groups to complete different activities, including storytelling and art, learning about native plants and native animals, mural painting and playing active games to increase their heart rates. 

Principal of Glenquarry Public, Jad Southwell, said the day was designed to raise the students’ awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal customs.

“Over the years they will learn about things like ochre sunscreen and tea tree soap, how to survive in the bush, and hopefully this will give them a better appreciation of Aboriginal culture,” he said. 

Now in its second year, cultural day brings together Glenquarry, Exeter, Wingello, Penrose, Tallong, Evoca, Kangaloon and Burrawang primary schools.