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Day of fun at CAPS
Day of fun at CAPS

About 400 primary school students and community members joined with Wongutha students to celebrate Aboriginal culture as part of NAIDOC Week activities in Esperance on Thursday.

Students from the Esperance, Castletown, Nulsen, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary and Esperance Christian primary schools travelled to Wongutha CAPS, near Gibson for the annual event, now in its fourth year.

They took part in cooking coconuts and damper, drumming, face painting, spear throwing, rock climbing and singing, led by local elder Sonny Graham.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal cooked by Wongutha staff and students.

One of the co-ordinators of the event, Gaye Graham, said the day was about sharing Aboriginal culture with the broader community.

“It’s also about the Wongutha kids being proud of who they are and where we come from,” Ms Graham said.

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