Refugee pen pal program a hit
MOSSMAN State High School Year 11 English Communications students recently began a correspondence with Australian students in South Australia who come from refugee backgrounds.
Teacher Elliot Davidson said he wanted to “bring back the seemingly lost art of letter writing and provide students with a genuine, meaningful context for doing so”.
“Sometimes, to motivate behaviour, I need to justify the relevance or importance of a classroom activity - this was not one of those times.”
The students in Adelaide are learning English as a second language and come from a range of backgrounds, including Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran, Kenya, China and the Philippines.
REACHING OUT TO REFUGEES: student Robbie Doran