Lue Public welcomed six fellow small schools on Friday for a combined Education and NAIDOC Week event.
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A total of 84 students from Lue, Hargraves, Ulan, Goolma, Wollar, Hill End, and Glen Alice public schools came together.
They had lessons in Aboriginal artifacts, Wiradjuri language words and songs, dot painting and art, as well as Indigenous games through the NSW Sports Commission.
Along with a bush tucker barbecue – cooked by Bowdens Silver – featuring kangaroo and crocodile sausages, and damper cooked over fire.
Lue Public School principal Caron McDonald said, “at small schools there is an increasing number of students identifying as Aboriginal, so it’s important to recognise their culture”.
She added that bringing the small schools together was beneficial to the students and they’re looking to make it a regular thing.
“We’re thinking of doing this each term rotating around the schools, we get together for sport which is good so we should do it with other subjects, it’s great for the students to mix with a larger group,” she said.
Cudgegong Valley Public School opened their doors for Education Week, which coincides with the school hosting an exhibition of the creative works of the region’s public school students.
The school held open classrooms on Tuesday for parents and family to join their children, the focus this year was on Science and Technology.
With students taking the opportunity to enjoy morning tea with friends and guests.
‘I Learn, We Learn’ is the theme of Education Week 2017 and celebrates commitment to ensuring; system-wide improvement; a culture of high expectations; personalised student learning; wellbeing; and creating stronger ties with local communities.
The school also hosted the annual Cudgegong Learning Community (CLC) Art Show.
The event showcases the work being produced in a variety of mediums in creative arts, from CVPS, Mudgee High School, Gulgong, Mudgee, Ulan, Ilford, Hargraves, and Lue public schools.
The show was officially opened on Tuesday evening which was catered by MHS hospitality students.
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