HARMONY Day held extra significance at Leeton High School this week.
Not only did students mark the day, which promotes inclusion of all nationalities, but the school’s year 12 class also held a special fundraiser as part of the day.
Leeton High has a strong multicultural representation and this was on show during Hamony Day.
Dishes from across the globe were cooked up to recognise the different heritages of students at the school.
These included Thai, Italian, Filipino and Dutch creations.
For just $5 students could sample three of the dishes.
The money raised on the day will go towards year 12’s chosen charity for 2017, which is the Headspace organisation that has a centre in Griffith.
Year 12 adviser Jaimie Northey said students had taken ownership of the day.
“They organised the majority of it themselves … it’s a great idea,” she said.
“This year they wanted to go big with their fundraising and hold a big event and this is what they came up with.
“They also like the idea of supporting an initiative that is for young people.
“I think it’s definitely representative of Harmony Day.
“The students are aware of what it’s about and they have taken that on board.”
It was also a casual clothes day at the school with students wearing a dash of orange where possible, which is the colour of Harmony Day across the country.
The event is held each year and celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone, no matter their race or background.