Learning to live in Harmony

 Harmony Day was celebrated across the country on Thursday, March 21, and students at Two Wells Primary School took the opportunity to engage in a variety of classroom activities.
Many students made orange friendship bracelets, some classes did cooking, and others played games.
TWPS counsellor, Judy Sanders, said the focus this year had been on recognising and appreciating the diversity of cultures within Australia, and students had really enjoyed exploring this.
“Quite a number of the classes have participated in multicultural games,” Judy said.
“We have students from a variety of backgrounds, including the Philippines, Bosnia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Poland.”
In Mrs Atterton’s Year 1/2 class, students listened to a variety of music from different parts of the world, including Egypt, Ireland and Africa.
They were asked to concentrate on what the music sounded like and how it made them feel and then draw what they felt.
An array of colourful, vibrant pictures was the end result.
  • About 7 million people have migrated to Australia since 1945.
  • We identify with about 300 ancestries.
  • 45 per cent of Australians are either born overseas or have a parent who were.

Bec O’Brien joined the Echo team in 2011and has a degree in journalism from the University of South Australia. She has worked at the Port Lincoln Times newspaper, written for the Tennis SA magazine and in the past has been heard reading the news on 3D radio.Bec is also a fully qualified primary school teacher and combines her love of writing, photography and learning with her role at the Echo.She enjoys the connections she makes with the people in her community and is always keen to see a good story shared.Bec and husband Kieren live in Two Wells with their three young daughters, one dog and a pony.