The Roosters welcome guests on Indigenous Literacy Day

The Sydney Roosters are supporting Indigenous Literacy Day today.

Yesterday the Roosters hosted a group of students from Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, at the SCG on behalf of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

NRLW Players Simaima Taufa, Zahara Temara and Tallisha Harden met the students for the tour.

The group of talented students have travelled from Nhulunbuy Primary School in the Gove Peninsula, NT, and for many of the students it is their first time in Sydney.

The student's journey with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation started in 2018, when they participated in a round of workshops for their on their publishing project which is in their home language and English.

The workshops at Nhulunbuy were conducted by ILF ambassador and award-winning illustrator Ann James and former teacher-librarian Ann Haddon, both founders of Books Illustrated, which promotes the work of Australian illustrators.

 

Both the English and Yolngu Martha versions of their book were launched at Garma Festival in August 2019, and copies of the book will be gifted to remote communities across Arnhem Land as part of our Book Supply program.

The English version (with some Yolngu Matha words) will be launched at the Sydney Opera House on Indigenous Literacy Day today, and be made available for purchase via the ILF website and bookshops.

For more information on the book click here