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Media Release: New Teacher Resources to Help Schools ‘Stomp Out The Gap’

21 May, 2018

The Cathy Freeman Foundation is calling on all schools across Australia to hold a gold-coin fundraiser to help stomp out the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

Stomp Out The Gap (6 June) is a day that students, teachers, and parents can dedicate to learning more about their local Indigenous culture, whilst raising much-needed funds for the Cathy Freeman Foundation’s life-changing education programs for Indigenous kids.

To help schools plan ahead, the Foundation has partnered with Indigenous cultural educators and consultants, BlackCard, to launch a set of culturally approved Teacher Resources designed to give teachers the confidence and ease to teach students about local Indigenous culture.

“These resources are unique because they are culturally relevant, and most importantly written by Aboriginal Elders and educators using Aboriginal Terms of Reference,” says Mundanara Bayles, Managing Director of BlackCard.

To access the exclusive Teacher Resources, schools are invited to hold a gold coin fundraiser and register for Stomp Out The Gap at www.stompoutthegap.org.au.

“Raising funds is vital to our work, but it’s just as important that we bring all kids into the conversation to feel empowered about the issue, and become part of our work,” said Cathy Freeman, Founder and Director of the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

Last year over 650 schools nationally participated in the inaugural Stomp Out The Gap campaign. 100% of funds raised will go to the delivery of the Foundation’s education programs for Indigenous children.

“The more schools that participate, the more we can ensure that all children grow up feeling empowered and enjoy the same opportunities in a country proud of its rich cultural heritage,” said Cathy. (End)

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