Children got into the spirit of NAIDOC Week at the Tolland Community Centre as a new playgroup – Yalbilinya, Girinya, Buwanha, which is Wiradjuri for learn, play, grow – opened its doors on Monday.
The day included boomerang art, weaving, music and facepainting.
Playgroup NSW manager programs and quality Karen van Woudenberg said there was a great turnout.
“It was a lovely atmosphere,” Ms van Woudenberg said.
“It’s so nice to have something just for the kids.”
Yalbilinya, Girinya, Buwanha is a program run by Playgroup NSW with Indigenous children aged 0-6 years and their families.
The playgroup has five sessions – Monday from 1pm to 2.30pm at the Ngurra Hub, Ashmont; Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am at Ashmont Public School; two sessions on Thursday - 10am to noon at Kooringal Community Hub, and 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Museum of the Riverina’s Botanic Gardens site; on Friday from 10am to noon at Tolland Community Hub.