Show your support to the Year 5, 6 and 7 students participating in the annual Festival of Music, Saturday 16 September.
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Charles Campbell College is an extremely diverse R-12 college with at least 50 different cultural backgrounds represented within the college student body.
This term, the year 6 students (6A and 6B) are undertaking a PBL (Project Based Learning Unit) in exploration of the following question: What does it mean to be an Australian citizen and how can we participate as global citizens?
The students firstly analysed the relevant Civics and Citizenship Achievement Standard and formed questions suitable for eliciting information which would support in answering the afore mentioned question.
Miss Hancock’s year 7 science class produced a Virtual Reality panorama. The panorama picture included a local parkland of which they embed the 3-D image with scientific info-graphs. They were then able to view these using Google Cardboard headsets. They also had the opportunity to experience a real virtual reality headset (HTC Vive); an emerging technology that is fast becoming relevant to today’s youth. Staff and students had to defend a castle from an invading horde using a bow and arrow. It was quite fun to watch them knock an invisible arrow and let it fly!
Not even the State Premier’s declaration of ‘Code Blue’ extreme weather warning of Friday 4th August deterred 20 Charles Campbell students from sleeping rough - all in the cause of raising awareness and funding to alleviate poverty and homelessness with the St Vincent de Paul Society.
“We are sacrificing one night of comfort whereas over 6,000 South Australians do not have the luxury of choice,” said organising teacher Mr Glasson.
“I am proud of each of the students and supervising teachers that expressed an interest, dedicated their time and engaged with the sleep-out. For those that attended, it will be an experience I am sure they won’t forget.” Since the 2011 Census, reports are pointing to a rise of homeless Australians by 20 per cent, higher costs of living, increased challenges in the management of mental health and a rise of under-employment contributing to fuel this growth.
“We chose to raise money for Vinnies. They have a huge local presence, providing emergency assistance and support, and even work with several of our families.” Last year Vinnies gave assistance to nearly 2 million Australians, providing over 1.5 million meals and nearly 700,000 with a night of emergency accommodation. The money raised from students and teachers will contribute to this.
“I can’t imagine sleeping rough every day,” said co-organiser Holly Fennell after the event, “the whole experience was eye-opening.”
“It was great to be able to support Vinnies and to raise awareness of homelessness throughout our school. I hope that students in the future get to participate in events like this so their experience and understanding might influence an action to further address this growing problem.”