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Story Collectors Program – Humankind Enterprises

This week our students officially concluded their sessions with Humankind Enterprises.  Over the past five weeks, a group of Year 9 and 10 students have worked with Sophie and John from Humankind Enterprises as part of the Story Collector program.  The students have learnt skills in active listening and interviewing, in addition to the technical skills of filming and editing their interviews.  The girls have interviewed members of their families, peers, teachers, and alumnae, capturing the voices of our broader Siena community.  Some of the questions asked of our subjects were:  How would you describe the household and environment you grew up in?  If you could give your Year 9 self any advice for the future, what would it be?  How do you feel about your life right now compared to what you thought it would be?  What gives you hope?  What do you hope for the world’s future and its’ people?

Our students have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to connect to so many different members of our community.  It has been a privilege to sit and listen to the stories of our Siena family and we are so thankful for the time so many have given to be part of this project.  The final stage of the project is a community screening event which will take place in Term 4.  We look forward to bringing together all who have been involved in this project and sharing our Siena Stories with you.  

Our special thanks to Vanessa Barcellona, Phillipa Lovell, Kate Gotlib, Gayle Peggie, Therese Black, Sr Julianna Drobik, Neil Thomas, Kath McCarthy, Fr Kevin Toomey, Liz Merrett, Molly Merrett, Justine Tonner Joyce, Simone Carrol, Gwen Meagher and Rachael Clements.

 

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This week our students officially concluded their sessions with Humankind Enterprises.  Over the past five weeks, a group of Year 9 and 10 students have worked with Sophie and John from Humankind Enterprises as part of the Story Collector program.  The students have learnt skills in active listening and interviewing, in addition to the technical skills of filming and editing their interviews.  The girls have interviewed members of their families, peers, teachers, and alumnae, capturing the voices of our broader Siena community.  Some of the questions asked of our subjects were:  How would you describe the household and environment you grew up in?  If you could give your Year 9 self any advice for the future, what would it be?  How do you feel about your life right now compared to what you thought it would be?  What gives you hope?  What do you hope for the world’s future and its’ people?

Our students have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to connect to so many different members of our community.  It has been a privilege to sit and listen to the stories of our Siena family and we are so thankful for the time so many have given to be part of this project.  The final stage of the project is a community screening event which will take place in Term 4.  We look forward to bringing together all who have been involved in this project and sharing our Siena Stories with you.  

Our special thanks to Vanessa Barcellona, Phillipa Lovell, Kate Gotlib, Gayle Peggie, Therese Black, Sr Julianna Drobik, Neil Thomas, Kath McCarthy, Fr Kevin Toomey, Liz Merrett, Molly Merrett, Justine Tonner Joyce, Simone Carrol, Gwen Meagher and Rachael Clements.