Parents and children are invited to participate in storytelling, a virtual tour and an Aboriginal cultural education session as part of the NSW Parliament online school holiday program.
President of the Legislative Council Matthew Mason-Cox MLC said ‘Free Family Fun’, to be held over three mornings from 27 September is designed for primary school-aged children to learn and feel inspired from home.
“While we aren’t able to open our physical doors to the public these holidays, we have adapted our annual program so that families can join in the fun and bring the NSW Parliament to you, no matter where you live.”
The program includes a virtual tour of the NSW Parliament chambers and an Indigenous cultural education workshop where participants will learn the significance of message sticks, art and storytelling to Aboriginal people.
The Parliament is also running a colouring-in competition, four winners will each receive a Parliament of NSW Gift Box filled with goodies including parliamentary stationery, a water bottle and delicious treats valued at $100.
Free Family Fun with the Parliament of NSW:
Monday, 27 September 9:00am–9:45am – Storytelling – A live reading of the award- winning book A Bus called Heaven, by Bob Graham.
Wednesday, 29 September 9:00am–9:45am – Tour – Find out what happens at Parliament by joining in a virtual tour of the chambers.
Friday, 1 October 10:00am–10:45am – Mirri Mirri Aboriginal cultural education – Join Paul Sinclair, a proud Anaiwan man, for a fun and informative interactive workshop.
To book in for the sessions (essential), visit the NSW Parliament website.
Download the colouring-in materials here.
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