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NSW and ACT Schools engagement opportunities



Salvos Schools NSW and ACT provides educational workshops and opportunities for school students to engage, learn and make a difference in their local community. Aligned with their curriculum, the following programs will engage students and school communities in social justice education and introduce service-learning with The Salvation Army.

Please note: If the cost precludes your school from participating, please contact our team to find out how we can help.

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Nowhere to live

An immersive workshop focused on learning how people navigate experiencing homelessness, the challenges they face, and how they can be supported. Students will hear real life stories and participate in a range of activities help them understand firsthand, the challenges of people experiencing homelessness in Australia.

This workshop can also be run for teachers, for school development or staff formation days.

Level: Secondary (Year 8 and above)
Location:  At school or your local Salvos (as per arrangement)
Attendees: 15-50 studentsDuration: 60-90 mins

Cost: $250 or donation to The Salvation Army

Poverty and inequality

This workshop explores experiences of poverty in Australia and considers the drivers of inequality. An interactive budgeting activity stimulates discussion about hardship and the cycle of poverty. Students learn about the work of The Salvation Army to interrupt this cycle and are encouraged to apply a justice lens and act compassionately.

Level: Secondary (Year 9 and above)
Location:  At school or your local Salvos (as per arrangement)
Attendees: 15-50 students
Duration: 60-90 mins

Cost: $250 or donation to The Salvation Army

ABCD – Economy in the classroom

In this interactive simulation activity, the classroom becomes representative of society and income inequality in Australia. Each student follows the life and financial position of someone over a three-month period. Students consider the factors that influence an individual’s financial situation and ability to secure housing and everyday necessities. We conclude by exploring the impact of social support and how young people can contribute to a more equitable society.

Level: Secondary (Year 8 and above)
Location:  At school or your local Salvos (as per arrangement)
Attendees: 15-50 students
Duration: 60-90 mins

Cost: $250 or donation to The Salvation Army

Community and caring

This primary school program introduces The Salvation Army and encourages young people to recognise their social impact. Using a range of fun activities and videos, students explore the concept of ‘caring’ and the ways that children and young people can positively support their communities and contribute to social change.

This workshop has an additional option for a Caring in the Community Activity (CICA), which can be incorporated into the program.

Level: Primary (Years 4-6)
Location:  At school or your local Salvos (as per arrangement)
Attendees: 25-50 students
Duration: 45 mins (plus 30 mins for CICA, if applicable)

Cost: $250 or donation to The Salvation Army

A voice from the heart (beginning 2023)

This experiential workshop for senior students focuses on ‘A Voice to Parliament’ and the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart,’ from the perspective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Students will participate in a simulated Makarrata activity based on real historical events and learn about the significance of Makarrata in the current context. Together, students will explore ways they can contribute to and be part of this extraordinary moment of time, as we move closer to ‘A Voice to Parliament’.

Level: Secondary (Year 10 and above)
Location:  At school or your local Salvos (as per arrangement)
Attendees: 15-50 students
Duration: 60-90 mins

Cost: $250 or donation to The Salvation Army

Service-learning opportunities

Contact the NSW and ACT Schools engagement team to see how your school can connect with The Salvation Army to experience what social justice looks like locally, and to participate in service-learning opportunities tailored for your school and the need in your local community.

Rural and regional opportunities
Is your school located in regional or rural NSW or ACT? If so, contact us about opportunities for online workshops, excursions and face-to-face programs with Salvos.

Home school connect
Are you delivering home schooling or part of the home school community? Why not reach out to the Salvos and organize a workshop that can be hosted at your local Salvos. To discuss options, please call our NSW and ACT Schools engagement team.

Hope Internship Program

To learn more about workshops and service-learning with The Salvation Army in NSW and ACT, visit the page below
The Hope Internship Program

Email: salvosschools.nsw@salvationarmy.org.au

Phone: 0409176286

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We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.

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