Yesterday, our Year 6 Leaders encouraged the whole school came dressed in red, black, yellow and white, to help us raise money and awareness for our sister school in Ermera, Timor-Leste.
We spent the day learning all about Timor-Leste including its location in the world, culture and history. Some of our Grade 6 students enjoyed the experience of leading the other children in our school in small groups to teach them about aspects of the Timor-Leste culture. This included playing soccer and volleyball and learning how to make friendship bracelets, play drums and dance. Here are some of the things we learnt throughout our day:
Luca learnt that some parts of Timor-Leste are really poor and that some parts have more resources, including cars.
Emman learnt that in 2002, Timor-Leste became an independent nation, which makes them one of the newest nations in the world.
Abraham learnt that Timor-Leste is divided into 13 different districts.
Avantiika learnt that Caritas Australia has been helping Timor-Leste for 50 years by giving resources to help different communities.
Carla learnt that Timor-Leste is around the same size as Tasmania.
Altogether, we raised just over $1 000. This money will help us buy 10 scholarships to make sure girls in Ermera are able to go to school.
What was your highlight of Timor-Leste day?
What did you learn about Timor-Leste?