Aboriginal engagement day at PCYC
Umina PCYC hosted an Aboriginal Youth Engagement Day on December 12.
The day was coordinated by Senior Constable Ryan Hall who is Brisbane Water Police District's youth engagement officer.
Twenty-two students from high schools in the district from Years 7-10 took part in a program of events designed to encourage them to embrace their indigenous culture.
"NSW Health conducted a workshop and created a canvas painting with the students, which was presented at the end of the day to PCYC Umina Beach as a gift.
"They also brought a pair of locally crafted clap sticks, which the students painted in traditional dot form," said Umina PCYC Senior Constable Renae Jackson.
"Bungree Aboriginal Association attended and spoke to the students about education and support options available to them."
The students were given information about the indigenous police recruitment Our Way Delivery Program.
"Bushcraft expert Mr Jake Cassar gave the students a history lesson and insight into hunting and tracking and finding local bush tucker.
"NSW Rugby League indigenous and community programs manager Mr Kristian Heffernan donated a blues shirt and wig to all participating students."
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Renae Jackson, Umina PCYC