Today we celebrated Harmony Day. Harmony Day is a time we celebrate cultural diversity.
It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. The children participated in a discussion about diversity and what it means to them. We looked at each other’s skin, hair and even eye colour to see how we all look different to one another, but we are all the same inside.
To help the children with this understanding we had an egg experiment which was from Martin Luther King. We looked at two eggs. One was white and the other was brown. We asked the children some of the similarities and differences in the eggs. The children hypothesised on “What colour they thought the egg was going to be inside” Some of our answers were, “It’s going to be purple, blue, orange and yellow”.
As we broke the eggs open one by one, they were astonished on how they were the same, yet the egg shell was a different colour. We all put our hand on our heart, and we stopped to feel and listen to it beating.
The children were very happy to hear that we all have a beating heart, we all have blood going through our bodies and we all live together as one on this beautiful land called Australia.
Until next time,
Lynda – Karana ECT