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					                                         Subiaco Post
                                         Saturday 1/12/2007
                                         Page: 11
                                         Section: General News
                                         Region: Perth
                                         Type: Suburban
                                         Size: 318.36 sq.cms.
                                         Published: ----F--

Kimberley kids
        hit the surf
  Surfing lessons at Cottesloe,         400 people.                             standing at school and we want
shopping in the city and a night          Student Alynda Ougham said            to encourage them in every way
at 15mezone have been "champ"           she had never been surfing be-          possible," she said.
for six Aboriginal girls visiting       fore but was enjoying the lesson          "Most of them are responsi-
from the Kimberley.                     with local teacher Cameron
                                              .                                 ble for looking after their broth-
 And according to the Year 7 and        Bedford-Brown.                          ers and sisters, so we wanted to
                                                                   them a few days without
8 students from Djarindjin before either," shewater this cold giveresponsibility.
                                "I haven't been in
                                                   said.      that
Lombadina Catholic School, that
means their trip to Perth has   "But I'm getting used to it."   Alynda said the school at
been "unreal".                           She said she had enjoyed the Attadale was a lot bigger than
  Teacher Dee Dundov said they          week, and did not have time to Djarindjin Lombadina Catholic
had been busy visiting schools,         miss home.                              School.
Hillarys Boat Harbour, Scitech,           "I have never seen a city like          "We have about 70 students
going shopping and having a             this. It's really big and there are     because we live in a small com-
pampering girl's night.                 lot of boats," she said.                munity," she said.
  For most of the girls, it was their     "It is a good place. I would come       "But we played basketball with
first time in Perth.                    back here."                             them and won 63 to 29."
  "They have loved it. A few of           The aim of the trip was for the         EON is establishing the edible
them had never been on a plane          girls to learn about producing fl uit   garden as part of a nutrition pro-
before and there were a lot of and vegetables from edible gar-                  gram to. reduce type II diabetes
screeches," Ms Dundov said.      dens. An edible garden is being                and increase the availability of
  The holiday, a reward for out- established at their school by                 fresh fruit and vegetables.
standing school work, was sup-          EON and horticulturalist Sabrina          EON chairwoman Caroline de
ported by the EON Foundation,           Hahn.                                   Mon said the six girls were future
which helps improve opportuni-           "We visited a school in Attadale       mothers and leaders of their
ties for indigenous people.             to see their edible garden yes-         community.
  The girls come from the               terday," Ms Dundov said.                  "These are wonderful girls
Djarindjin Lombadina community            She said the trip gave the girls      with bright futures," she said.
on the coastal peninsula, 200km         an insight into life in the city.
north of Broome, which has about          "All of these girls are out-

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