Harmony Day 2017 at Mannum Community College

Cultural diversity was celebrated across the nation on Tuesday for Harmony Day and schools across the Murraylands got involved.

Mannum Community College took the opportunity to promote the theme that everybody belongs.

Wellbeing Coordinator Bobbie Taylor said the school incorporated Harmony Day with the National Day for Action against Bullying last Friday to promote empathy and understanding.

Murray Bridge High School students and staff came together wearing orange to celebrate cultural diversity for National Harmony Day. 

Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity, a day of respect for everyone who calls Australia home. 

Although the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have lived in Australia for thousands of years, many others are people whose families only arrived in the country within the last 200 years. 

The day started off with an assembly and guest speaker Alek Kelei spoke about her journey from war torn Sudan to Murray Bridge.

She shared the story of how different everything was, especially the food!  

Alek and her family felt very welcome and included in the Murray Bridge community. 

During the day, students also took part in Harmony Day activities such as making paper doll daisy chains of positive messages.

They also discussed how we can all work together at Murray Bridge High to continue to develop our school and community’s cultural cohesion.

The day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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