Sand and sea art share stories of Birpai nation in collaborative NAIDOC Week event in the Camden Haven

SEA LIFE AND ANIMALS: Students drawing the sand totems, to be photographed from above. Photo: Supplied/Camden Haven High School.
SEA LIFE AND ANIMALS: Students drawing the sand totems, to be photographed from above. Photo: Supplied/Camden Haven High School.

School students have gathered to create beautiful sand art in the Camden Haven for NAIDOC Week.

Students from Camden Haven High, Laurieton Public, North Haven Public, Lake Cathie Public, Herons Creek, Johns River, Moorland, Hannam Vale and St Joseph's Laurieton attended the Camden Haven Community NAIDOC event.

They were tasked with creating the sea totems of the Birpai Nation.

Camden Haven High School teacher, face-to-face and distance education aboriginal education co-ordinator, Kayla White said the event was inspiring.

AMAZING SAND ART: Students creating the sand totems. Photo: Supplied/Camden Haven High School.

AMAZING SAND ART: Students creating the sand totems. Photo: Supplied/Camden Haven High School.

"NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples," Ms White said.

"NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

"Thank you goes out to Uncle Bill O'Brien, Nancy Patterson for supporting our community with designs and development on the day.

"To all the schools within the Camden Haven Community that helped us to celebrate and also to the Kendall Op Shop that supported this event through funding."

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