Indigenous high school students from Parade College and Mercy College participated in a Cultural Day held at Parade College's Bundoora Campus last week.
Both schools participate in the NRL School to Work program managed by Melbourne Storm's project officer Lyndall Down, an initiative funded by the Federal Government which helps Indigenous students complete their Year 12 education and transition into further education or meaningful employment.
First Nations led organisation Yarn Bark and Melbourne Demons defender Neville Jetta facilitated a number of cultural activities including dance, art, singing and storytelling.
After students watched The Final Quarter - a documentary about the intense public debate that divided the country during the final years of Adam Goodes' AFL career - Neville Jetta facilitated a yarning circle, discussing racism and the impact it has had on each student.
The Cultural Day connected students to shared and individual cultural journeys and helped them understand grassroots issues, social action and the power of being a young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.