Students Against Racism visit Eaglehawk Secondary College
A talented group of students from Tasmania TAFE proved how storytelling can build understanding and reduce racism.
Eighteen young people, and their teacher Gini Ennals, came to Eaglehawk Secondary College and presented an amazing workshop about culture, language, and the challenges refugees and asylum seekers face when settling in a new country.
During the workshop, when we combined their group and our school students we realized there were 18 different languages in one room.
One student made an eloquent speech about the fact we may all be different, in our religious beliefs, culture, language, or experiences, but we all have the same coloured blood. He had become an Australian citizen (after fleeing war overseas), and he said the times he felt most at home here and most ‘Australian’ was when people smiled and said ‘hello’.