By Angela Norval
She might only be in Year 3, but Norville State School students Caitlin is showcasing her creativity and commitment as the winner of the 2020 NAIDOC Medal of Excellence.
Caitlin was presented with a medal at an assembly recently to allow her fellow students to recognise her achievement, especially given that she was among only 25 receipients throughout the state.
Norville State School deputy principal Brooke Clarke said The Koori Kids and Qld Department of Education NAIDOC Week School Initiative Competitions involved students participating in a variety of competitions.
“The aim of these initiatives was to provide children with a greater understanding of the importance of friendship and cultural diversity,” she said.
“The colouring in competition was open to all primary school students with the judgement of entries adjudicated by a panel including our patron, Aboriginal Elders, Agency Delegates and other member of the community.
“We are very proud of Caitlin for representing our school in this way and showing an understanding of the importance of the competition and clear talent when it comes to use of colour.”
Caitlin herself said she felt happy and was surprised when it got called out that she had won the medal.
“Winning the medal was special because we always do special things for NAIDOC week at school to celebrate,” she said.