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This term our whole school has been exploring issues of social justice.
Level 1/2 students have particularly been studying how we can make a difference in the lives of animals we care for and how to make changes in the way animals are treated in Australia and in fact around the world.
Students guided by the teachers, have identified problems and injustices in realition to how animals are treated. Through talking and sharing, students have created their action board which indicates how they can make a difference.
They visited Edgar's Mission recently in order to further gain information on problems with some farm animals.
This resulted in students participating in a HUGE WheatBix drive to donate to Edgar's Mission to feed the animals.
Students are also preparing produce for a shop in which they will sell items they have created in their class. They have made some wonderful tshirts (amongst many other things) which have slogans showing their thoughts about how aimals should be treated.
It is amazing to see how empowered these young people (aged 5 and 6) are and how they know that they are able to make a difference. This is a very important message to our students. They can see that if they identify a problem, they can creatively and co-operatively work out ways to create solutions.
Clever kids....thoughtful teachers.....