The remote Barkly Community of Ali Curung was the place to be on 29 October, as the Alekarenge School (Ali Curung) ‘Family Celebration Day’ was held.
Constable First Class Mark Luppi, Barkly Community Engagement Police Officer (CEPO)
Family Educator for the Department of Education, Helen Webber organised the event which bought together many organisations and residents of the Ali Curung Community. Some of the activities included a jumping castle, kid’s pool, face painting, human anatomy interactive displays, food stalls, kangaroo tail cooking, and many others.
NT Health, Catholic Care, Wycliffe Well Roadhouse, NT Police and NT Department of Education were just some of the organisations participating in the community day.
Ali Curung Police Officers, Acting Sergeant Jason Mather and Senior Constable Declan Douglas joined Senior Constable Matthew McKinlay-Barkly Youth Diversion Officer, and (CEPO) Constable 1/C Mark Luppi at the event.
A/Sgt Mather and Constable Douglas were delighted to assist the event and engage with the community. They provided safety and awareness information as well as a kid’s water slide. The water slide was devised using black plastic sheeting on the ground, and the NTES fire-fighting water trailer.
The kids loved the water slide and loved the experience. The day was a huge success in bringing the Community of Ali Curung together, while exposing them to the many services available to them.