By SAM POTTSJune 28, 2014, 4 a.m.
NAIDOC Week falls during the school holidays so the school recognised the event early with a special day on Wednesday.
Mudgee High School started early in the national celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
NAIDOC Week falls during the school holidays (July 6-13) so the school recognised the event early with a special day on Wednesday.
It was a Mufti Day which began with a flag raising ceremony at the morning assembly.
Lunch was a “Bushtucker Barbecue” featuring kangaroo, emu and crocodile meat, prepared by the multi talented Year 12 Software Design students, along with wattleseed damper.
Throughout the day students were selling ‘Respect’ wrist bands.
NAIDOC Week - held in the first full week of July - is the national celebration of the culture, history and achievements of Australia’s Indigenous people.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, they encourage all Australians to participate in the celebrations and activities that take place across the nation during the week.
The theme for NAIDOC Week 2014 is “Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond”
The theme was selected by the committee to honour all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country.
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