She may have been a long way from the red dirt of WA's remote North West but Beverley Edgar looked right at home at Swanbourne Primary School yesterday.
With bright zinc covering her face, the Year 5 student raced between events at the school's annual athletics carnival, determined to show her new western suburbs friends what she was made of.
Six days ago, Beverley and seven of her peers from La Grange Remote Community School became honorary students at Swanbourne Primary.
The group flew about 1500km from Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community to take part in a new week-long cultural exchange program organised by the schools.
Swanbourne Primary School principal Lincoln Day, a former teacher at La Grange, said students from both schools had embraced the Kids Together program.
"It's about developing that understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous people, that's our motivation behind it," he said. "The kids have really melded well and the whole program has exceeded our expectations."
Bidyadanga is the biggest remote Aboriginal community in WA, with a population of about 750.La Grange teacher Peter Grantham said it had been a valuable learning experience for the students involved.