Kids flag changes

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Rory Mulgrew, 11, Baynton West Primary School chairperson Grant Cucel, Damon Mews,11 , BWPS principal Lisa Ledger, Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel, Annabelle Wiggins, 11, and Raani Bhardwaj,11.
Camera IconRory Mulgrew, 11, Baynton West Primary School chairperson Grant Cucel, Damon Mews,11 , BWPS principal Lisa Ledger, Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel, Annabelle Wiggins, 11, and Raani Bhardwaj,11.

Baynton West Primary School students put their letter-writing skills to the test when they wrote to local member Kevin Michel to apply for new flags to be displayed on school grounds.

Mr Michel accepted their request and also donated a fourth flag pole, allowing the school to display the WA flag along with the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands flags.

The flags play an integral role in the students’ learning as they discuss WA heavily in the curriculum, while displaying the range of flags shows respect for Indigenous peoples.

BWPS deputy principal Toni Whitbread said the students gained a lot of experience writing the letter to Mr Michel.

“It was really good for the kids to take that role and write the letter, which they did a very good job of. We have a big focus on work standard including letter-writing and formal letter-writing,” she said.

“We do talk a lot in the curriculum about Western Australia in particular, as well as the whole of Australia, so the kids are looking forward to being able to display that flag.

“It’s good to have a range of flags.

“It’s really good to have a bit of recognition about where we are, not only in Australia, but in the state as well.”

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