Last week I supervised a group of students who were participating in a sleepout to raise awareness about homelessness in our region. It was organised by students from a group of schools and it aimed to prompt awareness and start conversations in their schools about how they might support organisations who work in this area. It actually received a lot of criticism from people, mostly regarding the lack of authenticity. But I was really proud of this kids, they are concerned about the issue, they wanted to give it some attention and they worked hard to put it together. From some one who was there I could see that the documentary that they watched and overnight experience did raise questions. It was good to see that these were thinking about things beyond their own world for a change.
The local newspaper coverage is here.