Gallery: National Apology Day

QUEANBEYAN Schools as Community Centres marked National Apology Day by creating a number of different artworks including dot paintings and a larger piece featuring the children's hand prints.

Local facilitator Brooke Hardy said the artworks will be used to promote healing, reconciliation and belonging.

"It's been five years on from the first National Apology Day (held on February 13) ... it's about Aboriginals knowing that we acknowledge the Apology and when they come here they are respected and feel welcome," she said.

The mural featuring the tiny hand prints of local children will be mounted on the side of the Queanbeyan SaCC building.

"It's symbolic of a path of healing because it leads up to the entrance of the building," Ms Hardy said.

More than 100 local parents and children also toured the facilities as part of an open day as well as participating in activities including art and craft, face painting, games, toys and a mini-kindy gym.

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