Dapto students learn about other cultures

Sadoc N Bizzy with Dapto High School year 7 students during Refugee Week activities.

Sadoc N Bizzy with Dapto High School year 7 students during Refugee Week activities.

Dapto High School students did hip hop, ate Burmese food and learned about Ethiopia as part of Refugee Week activities.

On Wednesday, the school was the first to participate in a multicultural education program created by the Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families (SCARF) and Wollongong City Council's cultural services.

SCARF project manager Caitlin Drabble said it was the start of a trial program aimed at teaching children about other cultures.

"I think that it was a huge success and it was fantastic to see the excitement and involvement of all the year 7 students," she said.

"Delivering important educative messages in a fun and hands-on environment is a very effective way to truly reach our younger generations. Hopefully we will be able to offer this as a complete program for other local schools within the next few months."

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