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It is important for every Australian to understand the country’s past, present and future. Afford celebrates our country’s young history throughout our services across Australia. This could be in the form of arts and crafts, enjoying a walk at the park, or attending local events and festivals.

Channel Your Creativity

For our Rouse Hill Day Program clients, it was all about channelling and embracing their own creativity. Clients used nature’s own materials as inspiration to create some amazing artworks in celebration of NAIDOC Week.

Celebrating Our History

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

Afford clients, Jen, Ron and Angus visited their local parklands at Homebush Bicentennial Park to collect leaves, sticks and other natural materials.

Back at their site, they then worked out what they wanted their artwork to look like; using the materials they had found, as well as other art materials such as paint.

The trio sat down together and concentrated on their task to make sure it all came together as they had planned. They even used some indigenous methods to paint.

Get Involved in Sensory Stimulation

They painted, and stuck leaves and twigs all over their canvases, loving every moment of the tactile activity.

The result? Amazing creative artworks that shine with colour and texture. The canvases will be showcased throughout the Rouse Hill Day Program site for clients and visitors to admire and enjoy.

Learn to Express Yourself

Our staff across our Day Program services strive to include activities that engage clients in sensory exploration and a connection to the community. This arts and crafts event at Rouse Hill Day Program extended our client’s knowledge of the world around them and provided them with opportunities to express their own creativity as well.

Find out how you can join one of Afford’s Day Programs across Australia.