As part of the Year 10 Certificate III in Christian Studies program, students had the opportunity to take part in a ‘Salvo City Tour’. This is an experiential excursion in the city and students learnt about the issues that contribute to youth homelessness and the work of The Salvation Army."The fabulous Year 10 Certificate III in Christian Studies class travelled to Bourke Street, Melbourne on Friday the 28th July to visit the Salvation Army. The students heard many 'heart-tugging' stories of struggling people sleeping rough on the streets as they were guided on a walk around the city to learn about homelessness. This was also combined with a classroom session specifically aimed at unpacking the complex issues of Homelessness in Australia. We were all shocked to hear that on any given night the number of homeless people in Australia would fill the MCG. The housing crisis, prevalence of mental illness, and dominance of domestic violence all contribute to this sad and complex issue. And it was wonderful to hear about how the Salvation Army is being Christ's physical and relevant presence in the world. 'Salvation' in Christ is definitely the answer!! A relevant and impacting day for all."
Melissa O’Hara, Certificate III in Christian Studies teacher