Cowra High School students pay their respects on Sorry Day

Cowra High School students and staff commemorated national Sorry Day on Monday, May 27, by placing message leaves on a specially designed tree at recess and lunch.

National Sorry Day is part of Reconciliation Week and acknowledges and recognises members of the Stolen Generations.

CHS ACLO Aunty Robyn Coffey said placing the leaves on the tree helped the healing and reconciliation process.

"National Sorry Day is playing respect to the children who will never come home, to stolen generations, their descendants and families continuing to heal," she said.

"Empathy is a vital part of the healing process for Australians to reach reconciliation.

"This Sorry Tree represents the sadness and devastation of families torn apart.

"By placing a message leaf on the tree it is showing empathy and understanding by all students and staff at Cowra High School," she said.

Aunty Robyn also acknowledged Carolyn Devery for coming up with the idea of the Sorry Tree.