Aidan David, Veronica Oley, Emily McPhail, Gabrielle Zamora, Jasmin Fairweather, Scarlett Kevin, Amelie Hood and Scarlett McNamara

We were inspired to create this unique artwork of one of the Aboriginal homegrown heroes we studied and felt connected to. We feel that Cathy Freeman was and is an iconic hero of our nation. Her determination, focus and humility should be admired and we feel she is such a great role model for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. The colour evolution from greyscale to full colour shows the progression of reconciliation as the puzzle pieces come together just like our nation will if we stand up for a united Australia. We painted Cathy Freeman with an Aboriginal flag as a cape because we feel it is her heritage which inspires her and her continued work towards closing the educational gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children directly relates to us, our friends, our school and our community. We want to be a homegrown hero for reconciliation just like her!

Feeling Fearless and Free

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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.