Social Justice Sleep Out

Students walked the journey of someone who was homeless, learning about the difficulties the homeless experience.

SOCIAL JUSTICE SLEEPOUT
On Friday evening, 50 of our students took part in the school’s first-ever Social Justice Sleep Out. Years 5 and 6 stayed overnight at the school with the Year 4’s heading home at 10 pm. The students walked the journey of someone who was homeless, learning about the difficulties they experience and the risks to their safety and well-being.

Year 4 were challenged to create beds out of cardboard and sleep out for 40 minutes in the cold. Year 5 and Year 6 slept on the field until midnight until they were “moved on” from their sleeping places to finish the evening sleeping on the floor of the classroom.

The experience was effective in the children gaining an understanding of what it’s like to sleep rough, without the comforts of home.

Thanks to the students for wholeheartedly getting into the spirit of this experience.