Students gather for National Sorry Day

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Students honoured National Sorry Day at St Cecilia’s last week, as they joined together in an assembly to acknowledge the historic day and created an Aboriginal Flag using fingerprints.

With a visit from BHP specialist for indigenous affairs Adrian Brahim, the students heard the significance of the day in Australian history. Students and teachers alike participated in creating a communal Aboriginal flag painting using their fingerprints.

Science and technology teacher Claire Wellbeloved, who organised the day’s events, said the morning assembly and indigenous art project was a way to bring the school community together. “The flag project is to symbolise that our hands hold us together but recognising that each of us is unique,” she said. School leaders Damian Chikwaka and Katharine Whitehead led the National Sorry Day assembly, speaking eloquently to the entire school. St Cecilia’s principal Peter Allen said it was important to teach the students to acknowledge the day in history.

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