Harmony Day – Everyone Belongs
Traditionally we transform the school by simply changing the colour of our clothes. The colour for Harmony Day is orange, so we could wear orange for the day. If we did, a gold coin was donated which we send to support our World Vision sponsored child.
We had an harmonious assembly where classes shared work about diversity, tolerance and inclusivity. Australia is our home and like our class, there are many nationalities that live together. Harmony then, becomes an important concept to understand and practice.
We all worked hard to write acrostic poems using the ideas from our brainstorm on how to let everyone belong. We were able to decorate and publish them before Mrs Tunney put them up on display.
Giving people compliments and acknowledging the kind and helpful things they do is an important part of showing respect. Lending someone a hand when they need it is a simple act, but very powerful.
The class was asked to trace around their hand and write a message of gratitude when someone included, helped or supported them.
Once decorated, they passed their messages on.
I hope you enjoyed the activities on the day. Happy Harmony Day everyone.
Somethings to think about.
What did you think about the events of Harmony Day?
What things have you done to include others?
How has someone helped you out?
Do you think we should celebrate Harmony Day? Why or why not.