Future Problem Solvers focus on Asylum Seekers
The Year 10 Community Problem Solvers project 'Mind Your Language' focuses on asylum seekers.
The Year 10 Community Problem Solvers project 'Mind Your Language' focuses on educating our school and wider community about the language used by politicians and the media to describe, and often demonise, asylum seekers. This project and the hard work we put into it has earned us an invitation to the International Future Problem Solving Conference, to be held in June this year.
We have been working on this project since early 2014, and since then have sent over 100 letters written by Bennies students to Manus Island, distributed quizzes and information packs throughout the school, attended social justice events and spoken with others who are interested in our cause. We even have our own Facebook and Twitter pages, which we are using to reach out to people all over the world.
This year, we have many new ideas that will involve our school and other local areas. A junior social justice forum, more optional activities in school, a mobile art installation and conversations and lessons with local primary schools. If you would like to follow our project permanently, check out our Facebook (Comps- Mind Your Language) or Twitter (@mindur_language).