National Reconciliation Week 2020

1 June, 2020

In This Together

Last Tuesday (May 26th) was National Sorry Day.

Held on 26th of May each year, since 1998, to commemorate the mistreatment of our country’s Aboriginal People, National Sorry Day is an important part of healing for our country. It allows us to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations and the ongoing healing journey the victims and their families continue to take. It also highlights the need for reconciliation in healing our countries wounds as a nation.

National Reconciliation Week 2020 kicked off last Wednesday (May 27th) and this year’s theme is “In This Together.”

The students and teachers at Gawura have put together this video discussing what National Reconciliation Week means to them. I find Leanna’s words on restoration to be particularly relevant and inspiring, I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did.

This week the pupils have also been creating some beautiful butterflies in art class. The butterflies were made using both printed Aboriginal art paper, and student-painted dot art paper.

We spoke about Reconciliation and asked students to write a short message inside their butterflies after watching a Reconciliation Video.  We’ll also talked about colour – and what message is conveyed through colour.

Here are some pictures of the children working on their butterflies.

To find out more about National Reconciliation Week please visit the official Reconciliation Australia website.

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