Lulla’s Children and Family Centre visits Vic Park Lake

By Tara Whitsed

Victoria Park Lake’s all abilities playground was filled with excited children celebrating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day yesterday.

Hosted by Lulla’s Children and Family Centre, manager Miranda Edwards said the day had been celebrated for the past 30 years.

‘‘Lulla’s used to celebrate on our own so this is the first time we’ve taken it out to the community,’’ she said.

Ms Edwards said the day was an initiative of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Inc to make sure children were celebrated.

She said they had a birthday cake and sang Happy Birthday to all the children of the Stolen Generations who did not have birthdays.

‘‘Lots of kids have been asking us what it’s about, so we can teach them at an early age,’’ she said.

‘‘This is a time where we can advocate for our children.’’

The event ran from 10am to 1pm yesterday and included a barbecue lunch, activities and static displays from FamilyCare, Rumbalara Cooperative and Relationships Australia.

Students from Mooroopna’s Save The Children Kindergarten also attended the event.