Bomaderry Public School students have learned the importance of cultural diversity and belonging when the staff and students took part in Harmony Day on Tuesday.
The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’ and aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster a sense of belonging.
“Today is our ‘doing things together day’, which is a fantastic opportunity for our year-six students to step up as the leaders,” special needs support teacher Sharon Thurston said.
“All the teachers hold activities in their classrooms or outside and the students from kindergarten to year-six go around as groups, it also includes our special needs children of which we have five classes.
“It’s a great opportunity for groups to work as a team, cooperate, include everybody and have an experience with their teachers that is not so structured.
“They really step up and have a fantastic time.”
More than 70,000 Harmony Day events have been held across Australia since 1999.