St Charles is very privileged to be a Fire Carrier school (Fire Carrier schools work together to come up with meaningful ways to recognise the history, culture and land rights of indigenous Australians and speak up on their behalf).
Last Tuesday, the 1st of March our four grade 5 Fire Carrier leaders headed to Amberley to learn more about indigenous history and culture and gain some ideas from other schools. Nicole, Erin, Isla and Alyssa a wonderful day! Here is a reflection from Isla and Alyssa.
‘We really enjoyed all of the activities that we did on the day. One activity was a bush talk, wh ere we learnt interesting facts about indigenous people and their land. Another activity explained how indigenous people lived before the first fleet arrived, we were shown interesting videos and maps in this activity.
We really enjoyed meeting people from other schools and got some great ideas after watching a video from another school, St Josephs in Mernda. The guest speakers were also really interesting, especially Shelley and her son Taj who designed special indigenous pattern socks for his footy club and raised a good amount of money from them.
Overall we had a fantastic day, learning lots and working together . We feel so proud to represent St Charles as Fire Carrier leaders.’