• MITS Kids help create a banner for Richmond Football Club. (NITV News)Source: NITV News
Students were invited to help Richmond's cheer squad create a special Dreamtime banner players will run through.
By
Madeline Hayman-Reber

Source:
NITV News
1 Jun 2018 - 5:10 PM  UPDATED 1 Jun 2018 - 5:37 PM

At this weekend's Dreamtime at the 'G game, Indigenous students will form a guard of honour as the Richmond players run onto the field.

The Melbourne Indigenous Transition School students have also painted the banner the players will run through.

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"We always see the players training and sometimes we get to meet some of them and take photos with them and stuff like that," student Sharde Wilson told NITV News.

"[Reconciliation Week means to me] remembering the Elders past, present, future and celebrating all the Aboriginal Australians."

While painting, she said she thought the banner was "going to be really big and really pretty".

Her classmates agreed.

"I reckon it'll look really good," Georgie Burarrawanga said.

MITS Principal Edward Tudor said the class provided an opportunity for students to learn from each other.

"Reconciliation Week is obviously about coming together and the kids learn about each other because they come from many different communities," he said.

"They also learn about people from across Melbourne and that's part of their experience for the whole year.

"Footy clubs are about so much more than football ... they're places of community, places of connection, places of belonging."

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