It was National Sorry Day last week. National Sorry Day is a day to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation. While this date carries great significance for the Stolen Generations and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it is also commemorated by Australians right around the country.
On Friday in Primary we engaged in Clan activities where we reflected on what it looks like and sounds like to show others we are Sorry. We celebrated this National day by making the Desert Rose flower, the symbol of Sorry Day. We also listened to Indigenous community leaders share their thoughts and feelings about the day and what it meant for them.
In secondary Aunty Pat addressed all students in Years 7-10 on Tuesday last week. She presented a PowerPoint and a video about her life, and what her family experienced as part of the Stolen Generation.