Harmony Day celebrated at Bishop Druitt College. Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia

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Last week, we celebrated Harmony Day at Bishop Druitt College. For the day, organised by the Human Rights Group – shout out to them, we had the privilege to dress in mufti, experience new cultures and their significance, and, most importantly, eat a whole lot of delicious delicacies from around the world at the bake sale. We were able to raise the incredible amount of $1,020 for our local branch of STARTTS, an organisation that helps support refugee victims of trauma and torture. These funds will go towards supporting their swimming program for refugees of Coffs Harbour.

During the day we had an assembly that had multiple students share their cultural backgrounds in depth. We were taught how to brew Eritrean coffee; and a year 9 refugee student interviewed our School Captains about their own heritage. It was an amazing day and we can’t wait for next year.

Christian Albina (Year 10) on behalf of The Human Rights Group.

Bishop Druitt College students with multicultural foods

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What was most memorable about your Harmony Day celebration?

It was so touching to see how many students baked delicious desserts from their cultural background for our huge bake sale. It really brought our community together.

Bishop Druitt College students and teacher

Story written by

Katharine Ross
Coffs Harbour, NSW
Australia

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