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Aboriginal culture study

A group of Year 9 students from Melbourne visited the Shepparton area to learn more about the connection between Jewish and Yorta Yorta people.

Eleven students from Jewish school, Mount Scopus Memorial College, took part in the Yorta Yorta Beyachad program, which was launched four years ago.

Program co-ordinator and teacher Ittay Flescher said the elective program ran in partnership with Jewish social justice movement Stand Up, and included eight months of various workshops and excursions.

‘‘(The program) concludes with a week on Yorta Yorta country in what is now known as Shepparton, Echuca and Barmah,’’ he said.

‘‘This year the students were honoured to visit the new Aboriginal street art project honouring civil rights activists William Cooper and Sir Doug Nicholls.

Read the full article by Tara Whitsed at Shepparton News.