Transformation Students – Full Day Immersion
On Monday the current group of boys in the Year 9 Transformation Program headed into Geelong via public transport to visit the City Hall, the City of Greater Geelong council offices, the Salvation Army Lazarus Community Centre for the homeless, the City of Greater Geelong library, and the Geelong Art Gallery. The purpose of this excursion was to further provoke students with real and current issues in our local community, including analysing our public transport systems and other public access services. In this program many of the students have already chosen areas of interest where they feel they can make a difference, and this experience allowed those students a chance to see their issue through a local lens, as well as allowing those students who are still searching for an area of interest to pursue with further stimulus and ideas. A ‘Q&A’ session at City Hall was a real highlight where the boys were able to pose thoughtful and critical questions of local government officials. A chance for our young people to see the potential for themselves as future change makers.