By Mike Atkinson | Drive Producer and Public Relations Officer

Kirste and Morro took the Brekky show to Hilton Primary School, for the station’s fortnightly Free Coffee Friday, where 20 per cent of students are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent.

The show caught up with Steve Kinnane who championed the school’s Aboriginal Reference Group.

“We have regular Welcome to Country, we have big NAIDOC weeks, we engage with local bush food people…we try and really make sure it’s part of the learning. It’s not seen as something as separate or special but it’s just a part of what we do here at Hilton.”

The school is also heavily involved with the development of the Hilton Harvest Community Garden, which produces home grown asparagus, and won The Infinity Award for their efforts in becoming a waste-wise school.

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Kirste and Morro caught up with YouthCARE Chaplain Nathan Hoyle and School Principal Julie Harrison.

“We’ve managed to mix the old with the new, so we’re right up with the digital technology and all the latest programs that are happening with the education department but we’ve got that old fashioned community feel at Hilton Primary School,” Mrs Harrison said.

“The parents are amazing here. They’re the driving force of Hilton (Primary School)…they stay after school, sit on the lawns, under the trees and talk to each other. (It’s) a great community.”

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As always, teachers and parents were able to indulge in free coffee and donuts thanks to friend of 98five, ice cream van man Paul, and The West Coast Eagles hosted a footy clinic for the students to get involved in as well as entertainment from mascot Rick the Rock.

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