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Where do you draw the line?

Students in Year 8 were challenged by participating in a workshop called 'Just Society' facilitated by High Resolves.  Definitions of justice, equity and equality were discussed as students, working in groups, examined issues pertaining to the distribution of wealth, resources and opportunity.  Students examined where, throughout the world, resources are distributed and challenged to consider where they would draw the line – where they would decide the minimum standard of living and access to resources should be, as opposed to where it currently existed.    

Through the diagram of a Problem Tree, students identified some of the symptoms and root causes of a range of social issues including Homelessness, Bullying, Body Image, Plastic Pollution, and Gender Equity.  After examining the issues, students identified ways in which they could act as advocates for social change through building awareness, changing behaviours and championing others.  

The workshop empowered students to consider how their actions could work towards a collective, global interest rather than an individualised self-interest. High Resolves is committed to the belief that 'we can make the world a better place' and all of their programs work towards assisting students to realise the role they play in contributing to a brighter, better, more compassionate world.  

 

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Students in Year 8 were challenged by participating in a workshop called 'Just Society' facilitated by High Resolves.  Definitions of justice, equity and equality were discussed as students, working in groups, examined issues pertaining to the distribution of wealth, resources and opportunity.  Students examined where, throughout the world, resources are distributed and challenged to consider where they would draw the line – where they would decide the minimum standard of living and access to resources should be, as opposed to where it currently existed.    

Through the diagram of a Problem Tree, students identified some of the symptoms and root causes of a range of social issues including Homelessness, Bullying, Body Image, Plastic Pollution, and Gender Equity.  After examining the issues, students identified ways in which they could act as advocates for social change through building awareness, changing behaviours and championing others.  

The workshop empowered students to consider how their actions could work towards a collective, global interest rather than an individualised self-interest. High Resolves is committed to the belief that 'we can make the world a better place' and all of their programs work towards assisting students to realise the role they play in contributing to a brighter, better, more compassionate world.