How far can you kick? Find out during NAIDOC Week celebrations

Ararat College will celebrate NAIDOC Week this week to acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The official week was held over the holidays which made it unable to celebrate, so activities were scheduled for this week instead.

Nick Oliver won the Carlton Draught Barrel Time Competition 2018

Students will have the opportunity to participate in many activities such as rock art, watching the Adam Goods documentary, placing their handprints on an indigenous mural and attempting to be Australia’s longest kicker.

The Marngrook (football) Longest Kicking Competition is expected to be the biggest event of the week, with Guest Judge Nick Oliver attending.

Oliver won the Carlton Draught Barrel Time Competition last year and will be booting some barrels alongside competitors on Wednesday at lunch.

NAIDOC WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday:

  • Whole School Assembly
  • Rock art in Quad for Koorie students

Tuesday:

  • Adam Goodes documentary played in VCAL Centre during lunch

Wednesday:

Marngrook Longest Kick Competition at lunchtime

Thursday:

  • Adam Goodes documentary played in VCAL Centre during lunch

Thursday & Friday

  • Indigenous handprint mural – class by class come and place a handprint