St Joseph's School, Stanthorpe | Living Mercy since 1875

Workshopping social issues an enlightening experience for St Joseph’s Students.

Workshopping social issues an enlightening experience for St Joseph’s Students.

Mercy Values are an important part of St Joseph’s School curriculum and a visit from Julie Inskip and Amanda Woods from St Vincent DePaul Society gave students a real insight into social issues at a local level.

 

Julie and Amanda held a variety of workshops for both Primary and Secondary students to raise awareness around stereotyping, social inclusion and poverty. The workshops included activities and games to help students to gain a better understanding of how circumstances can dictate a person’s situation. There were group activities and discussions around social inclusion, living in poverty and what makes a home a home.

 

Julie also spoke about the origins of St Vincent DePaul Society, how they were founded and the wide range of work that the St Vincent DePaul Society is involved in within communities today. She also spoke about the services offered and the areas of demand in Stanthorpe and Toowoomba.

 

Overall it was an enlightening experience for the students and the delivery made it both informative and fun.