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Celebrating NAIDOC Week with Walk to School

This year NAIDOC week is being celebrated from November 8-15, to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.This year’s theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’, recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for Australian land for over 65,000 years.

NAIDOC Week is a really great opportunity for families and kids to get involved in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

We encourage you to visit the NAIDOC Week website and take a look at the wide range of online events on offer during the week, beginning on 8 November. Events like these are a such a great way to celebrate and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and teach kids about the true history of this country.

 

How you can celebrate NAIDOC Week

To celebrate the week, we’re encouraging families and schools to take part by organising or participating in NAIDOC Week activities.

Our Walk to School resources can be used as part of your NAIDOC Week activities to celebrate and educate kids about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

For schools:

  • Badge designs – for lovers of arts and crafts! Kids will love making their own badges from scratch. Simply print out the designs and create badges as a class. Wearing badges when walking to school can help remind kids they are walking on Aboriginal land, teaching kids this important recognition.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tip Sheet – a great resource for schools to help students recognise and celebrate Aboriginal culture. See if you can spot Bunjil (Eagle) or a Wah (Crow) as you walk, ride or scoot to school!

For parents:

  • Colouring templates – for something a little simpler. Download and print our colouring templates at home and let the kids get creative with crayons, textas, paint or pencils.

Discover more about the Traditional Custodians of the land you walk, scoot or ride to school on, by heading over to your local Council website to find out more.

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