SIXTEEN Horsham Primary School students have participated in the nyupun project to engage with Indigenous Australian culture.
Principal Chris Walter said the program was important to help students learn about the culture.
“We hoped the students learned about what it means to a young Indigenous person and connect to their culture,” he said.
The program finished on Wednesday and each student received a certificate and performed a nyupun dance.
“The students took pride in the dance performance and took a lot away from the program,” he said.
“The nyupun dance performance was a great way to conclude the project.”
As part of the project, students were allocated an nyupan – a local native animal.
Mr Walter said the nyupan was used as the driver to talk about the plants and animals found across the region.
“Each student was taught about the animal from the perspectives of local Indigenous culture and Western culture,” he said.
Mr Walter said local elder, Uncle Ron, was involved in the nyupun project and delivered information to the students.
The students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander decent were involved in the Pilots program with the hope of including all students in the future.
Mr Walter said Horsham Primary School has been involved with the Pilots program for two years.