Teaching, learning and accepting Australia’s true histories since colonisation can be challenging, but plays a key part in promoting reconciliation in the classroom and within the wider community.
An exemplar of how historical truth-telling can be achieved in the educational community context has been demonstrated by Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Tumbi Umbi Campus’ performance for Wakakirri – Australia’s largest performing arts event for primary and secondary schools in Australia. Each year Reconciliation Australia proudly supports the Reconciliation Story Award. This year’s Wakakirri Performance saw 240 schools hit the stage at 40 events in professional theatres across the country, with Tumbi Umbi deservedly winning the Reconciliation Story Award and the Story of the Year in the secondary school category.
Courtesy of Narragunnawali News, 4 December, 2018.