Glenorchy City Council and Cosgrove High School came together in celebration of Harmony Day.
School students and staff members marched from their school with orange banners and flags to show support of cultural diversity and pride in their school. About 100 students interacted with Council staff in games such as hula hooping, tug-o-war, giant Jenga and dancing and music.
Mayor Kristie Johnston spoke to students about Harmony Day, along with guest speaker John Kamara who works with families and young people in the social work field.
This helped demonstrate Glenorchy Council’s commitment to being a member of the international Welcoming Cities Network. The network is part of an international movement of more than 120 cities in Australia, USA, Germany, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Glenorchy is the first Tasmanian city to become a member and one of only 15 cities and councils in Australia that has formally made the choice to create communities where everyone can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life.
This also aligns with Council’s Community Plan commitment to welcome new arrivals from all countries and work with them to build on the multicultural traditions in our community through arts, food, music, entertainment and shared experiences.