NAIDOC Week Celebrations at Boronia!Posted: July 24, 2015
The Boronia Early Childhood Education Centre (BECEC) creates a healthy and stable environment for children by placing special emphasis on outdoor play space and the potential for learning within those spaces. Belonging, Being & Becoming underpins their practice. BECEC embraces Australia’s diversity and celebrates our difference while promoting interaction with all members of their families.
It was with careful planning and a lot of enjoyment from the children, their families and many others, that a “Wall of Hope” was created. They used their handprints on the Wall to symbolise unity, diversity, community, respectful and reciprocal relations and friendships.
The Wall is designed to be a part of its surroundings, Tooheys Forest. The BECEC is situated on the land of the Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera and Turrbal people. Everyone there had a chance to acknowledge and pay their respects to the Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to other leaders.
The children were particularly enthralled with the dreamtime stories, such as the ‘Rainbow Snake’.