MURRUMBIDGEE Regional High School celebrated Indigenous culture this week, with a special 'what makes a school deadly' day.
Around 70 students from the Griffith and Wade sites flew drones, took photographs, interviewed one another and kicked the footy during a day designed to honour heritage.
The students were given a voice, allowing them to express their culture and elaborate on what they think makes a school truly 'deadly'.
"Days like this help us to express our culture," student Tai'lose Palanite said.
"It's fun to be around your friends and it's great to have this opportunity."
Heaps Decent, a not-for-profit organisation that empowers diverse youth, were in attendance on the day to help shine the spotlight on Indigenous students at Murrumbidgee Regional High School.
Mentor Wes Bony says the day centres around breaking down stigmas, and helping students to express themselves creatively using multimedia.
"A lot of Indigenous people need a role model or a voice to really help them," Mr Bony said.
"Many of these students are ashamed of getting on camera, but now when we get out there in the workforce we can say 'we're not ashamed anymore'.
"We can work side-by-side with non-Indigenous people, and we need to break that stigma."
When asked by The Area News 'what makes a school deadly', year 12 captain Khloe Favero said it's about being true to yourself and finding your family.
"It's about everyone showing who they are, representing their culture and being proud of who they are and where they come from," Ms Favero said.
"It doesn't matter what mob you're from, everyone's equal."
Deputy principal Travis Payne expanded on the sentiment by saying the day helped instill students with confidence, giving them a voice and allowing them to be heard.
"The day has encouraged our students to have confidence within themselves, to have a say and to stick up for themselves," Mr Payne said.
"It lets them know that we want to hear what they have to say and we will listen to them.
"We encourage them to speak up for themselves, to find out what our school can do to help them and support them to get wherever they want to go."