Luke receives PM's award

Cooma's Luke Fely is one of 20 special students across NSW to receive an award from the Prime Minister recently.

The year 2 student from St Patrick's Parish School won the colouring-in category in the 2013 NAIDOC week school initiative competition.

As part of the prize Fely was presented with the 'Prime Ministers NAIDOC Medal' at a school assembly recently by the Executive Director of NAIDOC Week, Arthur Scott of Koori Kids.

As part of National NAIDOC Week celebrations at St Patrick's Parish School, the Aboriginal Contact Teacher Amanda Knott organised for the students to enter into the NAIDOC Week School Initiative Competitions. These competitions have been a successful part of NAIDOC Week and to date have received over 920,000 entries which include Indigenous Art-work, short story, creative writing and essay writing.

Twenty medals are presented to students in each state.

The assembly was also attended by Cooma-Monaro Shire councillor Angela Ingram.

Fely also received a DVD player as a prize.

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