Children celebrate community diversity

Schools across the region celebrated diversity on Harmony Day earlier this month.

The day celebrates Australia's cultural diversity and is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everybody.

At Ceduna Area School, primary school children dressed in orange and undertook activities to celebrate the occasion.

The school's primary well-being leader Trudi Riddle said the school had been celebrating the occasion for the past decade and it was a way to recognise diversity in the school and community.

"It is a day where we recognise the diversity of our school and our community, and the wider community of Australia," she said.

"It is about respecting diversity, getting to know various cultures and traditions within those cultures."

She said classes were involved in different activities, although the celebration of Harmony Day did not involve the usual assembly, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

"Individual classes celebrated with various activities and each class made a flag of a country which will be hung in courtyards to remember and respect the diversity of our community," she said.

"They also were involved in different activities from the Harmony Day website and watched videos relating to the day."