On Tuesday 25 October, the Ali Curung Community celebrated Children's Week with a Family Fun Day at the local school.
The day was a joint initiative with NT Police, Community Engagement Police Officer Mathew Jones and Families as First Teachers Family Educator, Lisa Rayner.
Families as First Teachers Regional Program advisor, Nick Bewg, took family portraits all day so that people would have a lasting reminder of the theme for the day - "Strong Families have Fun Together".
The day kicked off with open classrooms, as parents, carers and community members celebrated the wonderful work the children, teachers and assistant teachers have been doing in their classrooms.
Steve Sunk, the 'Walkabout Chef' ran a workshop with 15 very keen participants who cooked up a storm. On the menu was Beef Bullocky Stew, Chilli Con Carne, Fish Laksa, Kangaroo Roast and Chicken Curry.
The children and families participated in the interactive displays set up by Anginyinyi Health, Mobile Outreach Services, Department of Children and Families and the Trachoma Team. Everyone joined in bobbing for apples, the water relay and an egg and spoon race.
Lunch was very popular with all community keen to try out their creations courtesy of the ‘Walkabout Chef’.
The day finished off with a visit from Tennant Creek NT Fire and Rescue, who provided a slip and slide for everyone to cool off. This exciting event was made possible by NAPCAN and the Department of Children and Families.