PCYC OSHC services celebrate NAIDOC Week!
PCYC OSHC services recently celebrated NAIDOC week with their children, with many services engaging with their local community. Here’s some of our highlights:
PCYC Gaven OSHC
PCYC Gaven OSHC engaged with a local artist Renay Mills-Polak to facilitate an art experience with the children. Throughout the lesson children learnt of different Indigenous symbols and why each symbol is used. The children were given totem people, coasters and water coloured paper to start and each group had sheets of Indigenous symbols. Renay talked the children through how to create different patterns and colours to design some amazing art. The children learnt how to use the symbols to create a story on their page and why it is so important for our generation to keep Aboriginal language alive.
PCYC Ashmore OSHC
PCYC Ashmore OSHC did a few different activities including a sports day at the local park. Children named their teams after Australian animals and made a team poster.
PCYC Eagleby OSHC
PCYC Eagleby OSHC did a variety of activities also including inviting a Yugumbeh elder into yarn with the children. Aunty Robyn joined in the yarning circle talking with the children about her childhood
PCYC Mount Isa OSHC
PCYC Mount Isa OSHC engaged with the children through the stars with Educator Libby Akee teaching the children about the aboriginal way of mapping with the stars and including her own Torres Strait Islander culture.
PCYC Queensland clubs & communities across the state celebrated National NAIDOC Week, recognising the culture & heritage of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples! This year’s theme – Heal Country – calls for greater protections for lands, waters, sacred sites & cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
Discover more about PCYC Queensland’s Indigenous Programs.