Back-of-hand painting designs in the Mehndi tradition helped to raise over $200 when MRIS celebrated Australia’s cultural diversity during 2024 Harmony Day this week. The Year 6 students created intricate designs which they painted onto the back of other students’ hands for a gold coin donation. Students and staff also dressed in orange or cultural costumes. Funds will go the school’s sponsor child, Gift Muendo of Kenya. “Harmony Day creates a great opportunity for all of us to think, talk about and recognise how our differences make Australia a great place to live.” said Year 6 teacher, Laura Nicholls. This year’s theme is “Everyone Belongs”.
Everyone Belongs: Harmony Day 2024 1
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