LEARNING ABOUT SHARED HISTORIES AND CULTURES

Lachlan Children Services (LCS) acknowledged National Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day through numerous activities.
“Every year on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generation’” a post on the Lachlan Children Services Facebook Page read.
In 2022, Reconciliation Week was held from 27 May until 3 June.
Children participated in numerous activities during the week such as face painting, Aboriginal art and craft, Listening to Aboriginal stories and music, Dot painting boomerangs, hand tracing dot painting, looking after our baby dolls throughout the day, crepe paper in the sensory tub with numbers, discussing the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander flag and listened to nursery rhymes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
“National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures,” a post on the Lachlan Children Services Facebook Page said.
“At LCS across all services we Acknowledge the tradition owners by saying Our Centre’s Acknowledgement of Country every morning at group time, we also discussed what National Reconciliation Week & Sorry Day means and how we can be friends with everybody.