Day for diver­sity

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

Stu­dents cel­e­brate diver­sity as part of Refugee Week.

SWAN Val­ley Angli­can Com­mu­nity School cel­e­brated Refugee Week last week and the valu­able con­tri­bu­tions refugees bring to so­ci­ety.

The school sup­ported the Refugee Coun­cil of Aus­tralia’s theme for this year #WithRefugees, which links to the school’s core val­ues of com­pas­sion, faith, in­tegrity and ser­vice.

To cel­e­brate the week, stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing po­etry, mak­ing friend­ship bracelets, sport­ing events and watch­ing a doc­u­men­tary.

Head of hu­man­i­ties and so­cial sci­ences Rebekah Overton said stu­dents heard from guest speak­ers from the Shout Out or­gan­i­sa­tion. “Refugee Week has con­tin­ued to broaden the minds within the school com­mu­nity,” she said.

“Many of the items made will be de­liv­ered to the Refugee Cen­tre as a means of wel­com­ing peo­ple to Perth.”

Swan Val­ley Angli­can Com­mu­nity Schools stu­dents Gla­dys Kenyi, Aweet Tier, guest speaker from Shout Out Am­ran Abdi, Ge­or­gia Cor­neli and Char­lie Pro­drick.

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