Manning Valley Anglican College will plant a "sea of hands" in the front of the college following its Reconciliation Day service on Wednesday, May 29.
After attending the Samaritans Foundation and Anglican Diocese of Newcastle Reconciliation Day, the college has decided to conduct its own Reconciliation Day.
The service will occur on Wednesday, May 29 at 11.15am.
The Sea of Hands is one of ANTaR's (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) major reconciliation community campaigns.
The first Sea of Hands was held on October 12, 1997, when hands in the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, each one carrying a signature from the Citizen's Statement, were installed in front of Parliament House in what was then the largest public art installation in Australia.
The Sea of Hands has since become a symbol of the People's Movement for Reconciliation.
Today, the hands symbolise community support for reconciliation, rights and respect. Planting a sea of hands is an act of recognition - of identities, cultures and history, something Manning Valley Anglican College views as important to be a part of, deputy principal Andrew Jones said.
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