HOLD ON: A student rides the bucking bronco at Bonalbo’s Multicultural Day.
HOLD ON: A student rides the bucking bronco at Bonalbo’s Multicultural Day.

Multicultural fun day in Bonalbo

IT WAS a day of education and fun at Bonalbo's Multicultural Day last Friday on the Bonalbo town oval.

Students from Bonalbo Central School, and Old Bonalbo Public School joined community members to simply enjoy the day the best way possible, with music, food and market stalls.

Bonalbo Central's Sharon Tucker said this was the ninth year the event had been held.

"Each year, it gets bigger and better," Mrs Tucker said, "and we are looking forward to next year's event."

"The Bonalbo Aboriginal Corporation and Bonalbo Central School collaborate and we invite outside health and legal agencies to share the day with us.

"It's been very successful, with damper, bush tucker and Lebanese food available and, I think, something for everyone.

"Our Years 7-10 students are offering services from hair design to food, while senior Hospitality students are providing tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits as they work toward their TAFE qualification.

"The Mindel Group, which helps Aboriginal women feel part of the school, has quilts and craftwork for sale."

Titans players Sam Gee and Darren Robb took students through workshops and clinics, Robb saying that "it's something that we really enjoy doing".

"Coming down here and mixing with the kids is fantastic," Robb said. "We visit a lot of schools and it's always great."

Former student, Lewis Walker, now an elder from the Bonalbo-Tabulam community, entertained the crowd with his traditional stories and his didgeridoo playing.



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