Thursday, 26 May 2016

A big life

George Huitker has a new book out you may be interested in if you are involved in service education.

"In 2014, George Huitker decided to merge his love of music and service education, and convinced his band, Junk Sculpture, to undertake a life-changing tour of north-western New South Wales. This was the very region where his service learning program was introducing his urban-based students to rural communities, to gain a better understanding of life in rural Australia, particularly for Indigenous children and their families. With Midnight Oil’s influential album Diesel and Dust on heavy rotation, Huitker emulated this band’s ground-breaking Blackfella/Whitefella tour and hit the dusty, straight, corrugated roads heading northward on a journey of discovery… On the way, the travellers discovered some hard truths about themselves, their preconceptions and their country’s history, and how best to serve its disempowered and disadvantaged people with greater authenticity. In an honest, heartfelt and at times heart-breaking memoir, George Huitker shares this journey while tracing his own songlines and how they instilled his passion for singing and serving others."

You can find out more about George here:

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Jubilee Project

Check out Jubilee Project's Short Films. These are great little films with all different kinds of themes. Some of these would be great for chapel or the RE classroom.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Reconciliation Week 2016

Our History, Our Story, Our Future is the theme of Reconciliation Week 2016, the 25th Anniversary. All sort of resources can be found at their website

There are a range of teaching and learning ideas available here.