AMES Mildura celebrates diversity

9 April 2021
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AMES Australia's Mildura site has celebrated Victoria's Cultural Diversity Week in March and the inclusiveness of Australian society with a fabulous multicultural picnic.

Teachers and students gathered at AMES' site in the morning and then walked to the Mildura Rowing Club.

On the way, teachers Albi Dinkar and Linh Hayes explained to the students about traffic safety rules and the group talked about the things around them.

In pleasant weather, the group walked to the picturesque river park.

“When we reached there, we sang a song and sat in a circle under the shade on the river bank," Albi said.

“Everyone introduced themselves and shared a story about their culture. It was very interesting to know more about different festivals and cultures,' she said.

“We embraced the difference in cultures with happiness and the students were so glad to get an opportunity to know more about each other.

“We saw the houseboats and ferries sail on the river. Then we walked to the Ornamental Lakes Park. The children were excited to play in the park," Albi said.

The group played a 'passing the ball' game with music which was followed by a great lunch together. Some of the African students danced to the music.

“We had a great day at the park. The students talked about their culture and shared the stories, played games and had lunch together. It was a fun filled day with music and dance," Albi said.

“All of us were happy to gather together in harmony. The students were so thankful to be a part of the great AMES community," she said.

Local journalist,Teagan Bell of the Sunraysia Daily, covered the event, publishing a photos of the group enjoying lunch in the park.

This article was written and reviewed by AMES Australia Media Team.

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