Yarning Circle created for students

Recycled materials have been donated to a local school, creating an environment for students to have a yarn.

Published: 02 September 2021, Updated: 02 September 2021

Materials from Mitchell Freeway Extension project have been donated to Quinns Rocks Primary School to create a Yarning Circle.

A Yarning Circle is a meeting place used in Aboriginal cultures to encourage conversations and resolve conflicts.

From grass trees and logs to mulch and gravel, the space provides students an environment to share cultural knowledge, communicate and problem solve.

The school gardener added a pathway to look like a stream flowing into the circle that would carry children to the Yarning Circle. Year 6 students also helped create this space by spreading mulch, varnishing and rolling logs into place.

An assembly was held at the school to officially open the Yarning Circle. Noongar Elder Steven Jacobs performed a smoking ceremony to ward off warra wirrin (bad spirits) and invite quop wirrin (good spirits) to watch over the school.

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