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School Takes Uniform Approach to Culture

School Takes Uniform Approach to Culture
Butler College versus Atwell College. Credit: David Baylis/Community News

School Takes Uniform Approach to Culture

Story by : Tony Crowe

Lucy Jarvis

Butler College versus Atwell College. Credit: David Baylis/Community News

Wanneroo Times HIGH school students have returned to sport wearing uniforms that pay homage to traditional culture and migrant communities.

Butler College’s rugby league players donned new uniforms for matches against Atwell College on August 21.

Designed by Indigenous artist Kevin Bynder, the shirts reflect a story of people from around the world coming together to learn and grow at the college.

Butler College rugby league team co-captains Harrison Moore (15) and Lachlan Robertson (15) in the new uniforms. Credit: David Baylis/Community News

Butler College rugby league team co-captains Harrison Moore (15) and Lachlan Robertson (15) in the new uniforms. Credit: David Baylis/Community News

Bynder’s design features a long neck turtle representing people native to the area, sea turtles to represent those who have crossed the sea to be in Perth and a centre circle representing the meeting place, Butler College.

Rugby league coordinator Leon Puletaha said 48 students in years 9 and 10 wore the new playing strips, which featured the school colours blue and white as well as Aboriginal connections to the area.

Butler College rugby league team co-captains Harrison Moore (15) and Lachlan Robertson (15) in the new uniforms. Credit: David Baylis/Community News

Mr Puletaha said both teams were excited ahead of the games after COVID-19 affected sports programs at the school in the first half of 2020

“All sport was on hold for a long time so to get back into it is really encouraging and motivating for our students,” he said.

“We have been training really hard and we are ready to proudly display our skills in our new uniforms.

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