NAIDOC Medal of Excellence

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22 November 2019

Mariana from St Leo the Great School, Altona North, and Kristen from Corpus Christi School, Werribee, were two of 20 Victorian students recognised with a NAIDOC Medal of Excellence.

While NAIDOC Week celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, it also runs a school initiative which aims to provide children across Australia with a greater understanding of the importance of friendship and cultural diversity.

As part of this year’s NAIDOC Week activities, Mariana entered the colouring-in/short story competition while Kristen entered the poetry competition, where she explored the theme of reconciliation.

This includes an extract of an article that was originally published in the Wyndham Star Weekly on 6 November 2019.