Mirboo North Kindergarten’s children, staff and families were very excited to see the first stage of their new Learning Stone Area completed. The children are now able to use the outdoor classroom for sharing meals, having discussions and connecting. Additionally, the area brings more natural elements to the yard.
Kate Boag, teacher at the kindergarten said, “We aim to embrace, celebrate and promote Koorie culture, lifestyle and people. The Learning Stone Area will provide a wonderful place for cultural engagement, ceremony and instruction.”
“We’d like to thank the Mirboo North Bendigo Bank and the Mirboo North District Foundation for their generous grant contribution which has made the project possible,” she added.
The project will continue into 2019 with the addition of totem poles and a mural incorporating an acknowledgement of country. A celebration which will include a smoking ceremony will officially open the site when the work is completed.