Milton Police visits school on Harmony Day

April 5, 2018 by  

On Harmony Day this year, Milton police officers Moira and Caro paid a visit to Milton State School, bringing along Harmony Day book marks and stickers for the children. The police officers even picked up some Greek dance moves from the children during their visit.

The theme of the day at the school was ‘Everyone Belongs’, and the colour orange was used to emphasise the message of respect.

Harmony Day is held annually on 21 March to celebrate cultural diversity. This date coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Designed to celebrate the richness of cultures in Australia and the successful integration of international cultures into a single community, Harmony Day highlights the set of core Australian values regarding inclusiveness, respec, and belonging for every Australian, no matter what linguistic or cultural background they are from. It celebrates the various cultures originating from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the various communities that arrived from all around the world.

Every year during Harmony Day, over 70,000 events are organised in schools, childcare centres, community groups, government agencies, and churches around the country.

Poster printing and display were carried out by the individual organisers of various events to promote their activities. Poster competitions with impressive prices were also organised to encourage students to get involved.