Sunday, June 19, 2011

Harmony Day

Harmony Day is celebrated around Australia on 21 March each year. It's a day where all Australians celebrate their cultural diversity. The day is also the United Nation's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
For more details check out the following website: Harmony Day

By Carrie
Shelagh Walsh, Library Technician from Barkly College Secondary, Northern Territory, Australia has sent us these photos of banners and displays that Carrie, her talented Library Aide, put together for Harmony Day a couple of years ago.
Shelagh says: 'The banners were made as a class activity by Middle School students and were then hung up. The display had hands with photos of some of our staff from other countries so that students and staff could gain an idea of what a multicultural school we are. We also followed this with a week long program of activities in the Library during lunchtimes with staff teaching handicrafts from other countries – e.g. floral garlands from Kiribati and origami from Japan'.

This is a great idea for those of you who have very litle wall space for displays - create hanging displays in the form of banners!
It is lovely that Carrie has used the children’s work to make the displays, they look amazingly bright and cheerful and I’m sure the students enjoy being reminded of their creativity when the visit the library.

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