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The Fosterville Gold Mine Community Grants Program is thrilled to have been able to contribute to Spring Gully Kinder’s new sculptured seats which were recently installed in their outdoor space.
The grant was awarded to install wooden sculpture seats, to commemorate the renaming of the school’s kinder groups in the local Dja Dja Wurrung language.
The three kinder groups are now named:
• Gurri (Eastern Grey Kangaroo)
• Guwak (Kookaburra)
• Wila (Brushtail possum)
After receiving approval from the Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative and the City of Greater Bendigo to design and install the artworks, the kinder was able to commission local artist, RawBoards, to create carvings of the three animals fashioned into seats, to be installed at the kinder.
The kinder’s Parent Advisory Group (PAG) also contributed $1500 from the kinder’s fundraising money to complete to the project.
The PAG hope this project will help to educate students, teachers and families about local indigenous culture and increase knowledge and use of the language of the Dja Dja Wurrung.