Milly Henders, Belinda Flint and Inga Steen.

Wednesday was a colourful Harmony Day at Bendigo South East College.

The big day was largely organised by the school’s Student Representative Council, students who study Chinese, Indonesian and German – the three languages are taught at the school – and the college’s indigenous students.

More than 40 students spent time in the foods department kitchens preparing and cooking food.

On sale were foods from various cultures, such as sausage sizzle, tacos, mi goreng noodles, traditional Chinese tarts, waffles, dumplings, cupcakes and more.

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative’s Dylan was on hand to run some traditional handball games, along with some of the indigenous students; two students played the didgeridoo, and there was cultural dance from other students.

On display was an artwork of hands representing thoughts of students on why harmony is important; and why it is something they need to acknowledge each day, not just today.

Language students were raising money for World Vison child sponsorship.