Wiradjuri culture in focus as St Laurence's celebrates NAIDOC Week

Ancient stories, arts and games featured as St Laurence's celebrated NAIDOC Week.

The national theme "Always was, always will be" opened the doorway for students to look at astronomy, including the emu outline that can be seen in our skies, the coordinator of the day's events Raymond Thorpe said.

He shared explanations of Indigenous plant medicine and agriculture, of items used by the Wiradjuri people including the didgeridoo and boomerang.

While the current health restrictions limited the mingling of classes and some of the popular activities like traditional food tasting, the exploration of Indigenous culture did continue in the classrooms through the week.

They decorated replica emu eggs with Indigenous colours and designs, and made chalk art handprints.

"Each class made a creation story - how the kangaroo got its tail, or how the butterfly got its colours," Mr Thorpe said.

Mr Thorpe said the school's NAIDOC celebrations are an important week on the calendar, an acknowledgement of the value of Aboriginal heritage to the community.