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Close the Gap 2015

20/03/2015

​The Close the Gap campaign was originally formed to create an awareness of the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians with Indigenous Australians expected to live 10-17 years less than other Australians with higher rates of preventable illness such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes.

As part of Close the Gap celebrations, students were invited to collaboratively construct a puzzle that formed a picture of the Indigenous, Australian and Torres Strait Island flags. The flags symbolise the need to Close the Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Laidley SHS celebrated the day by making fruit skewers using fruit representing colours from these flags.