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with Niamh, who is in kindy.
Photo Davina Mason

Harmony Day was celebrated at the Pocket Public School last Wednesday March 16, which principal Will Glasson said attracted about 100 family and community members.

Mr Glasson said, ‘Our school is full of beautiful children, families and staff from many cultural backgrounds.’

He says entertainment in- cluded a Mexican Hat Dance by 2/3/4, an original song by Ayla, a story written and read by Ruby and Noah, and Dunstan on the didgeridoos.

‘Following this, there was a cultural feast, which was delicious!

‘We continue to inspire our kids to celebrate their uniqueness, dream boldly and celebrate their cultural backgrounds, no matter where they are from,’ he said.


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