FAMILIES in the Liverpool Plains will soon be treated to a night of Kamilaroi teachings and stargazing.
As part of the Warrama-Li Learning Alliance, students, parents and teachers from primary schools in Werris Creek, Walhallow, Blackville, Spring Ridge and Wallabadah will come together for the evening on June 10.
Kamilaroi elder Len Waters will teach traditional culture through dance and stargazing.
Werris Creek Public School principal Jodie Bishop said it was a way to connect all the students together to strengthen friendships, as the youngsters will all head to high school together one day.
"We were all talking together and decided we'd like to do something as a whole connected group and started discussing different ideas," she said.
"At Werris Creek we've been having Len come out to the school for about 10 weeks and he's been teaching the children language and culture so it fell into place from there."
Mr Waters said they would be looking at constellations in the sky and discussing stories of ancient times.
"There's a lot of correlations with the stories, you've got a science view point and then also the cultural view point and a lot of these stories have strong correlations," he said.
"It opens the mind up to sort of saying 'Aboriginal people were the first people to use the dark spaces of the universe as part of our storytelling but also guidance or direction' so everything that we talk about it sort of related back to something."
Ms Bishop said the night would really resonate with the school community as many students in the alliance came from Indigenous backgrounds.
"At Werris Creek 50 per cent of students identify as Aboriginal or Torres Islander," she said.
Families at any of the above public schools are being welcomed to attend the event at the Werris Creek Golf Club. There'll even be a free sausage sizzle.
Simply contact one of the schools to register interest and bring along a rug or chair.
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