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Games unite cultures

Embracing cultures: Grade 1 and 2 students Mika, Jonah, Kate, Samu and teacher Christie Smith celebrated Harmony Day at Wonthaggi Primary School on Thursday.

CULTURE and diversity were celebrated at Wonthaggi Primary School on Thursday.

March 21 marks Harmony Day and the school acknowledged the day by dressing in orange and learning different games from other countries.

To kick start the day, students enjoyed a performance by Games Boy 18.

The face behind Games Boy 18, Sean Murphy, has travelled the world, picking up new games and best practices to help young people appreciate cultural differences and reduce screen time.

Grade 6 student and Student Representative Council president Chloe said the performance was funny and educational.

“We learnt geography and about different countries. We learnt about games from countries in Asia and Europe, as well as New Zealand. I really enjoyed it,” she said.

When asked why Harmony Day is important, Chloe said, “It’s about making new relationships and celebrating religion, culture and diversity. It’s all about coming together, forgetting the past and moving on together.”

Students also raised money on the day by giving gold coin donations to the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal.

This initiative was driven by student Chelsea Dalton, who shaved her hair to raise money for the appeal last year.

Raising funds: Student Representative Council president Chloe and house captain Will collected donations for the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal at Wonthaggi Primary School on Thursday.
New experience: Wonthaggi Primary School students Samu, Matthew, Maisie and Alexandra enjoyed learning games from different countries with Sean Murphy (Games Boy 18) for Harmony Day on Thursday.

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