Impact on Society: Students Explore Reconciliation

12 June 2018

Year 8 students from John XXIII College were privileged to work with Indigenous Australian singer/songwriter Scott Darlow at a special retreat day in May.

Combining acoustic rock and heartfelt lyrics with the didgeridoo, Scott spoke to the students about his Indigenous culture and challenged them to help facilitate reconciliation and understanding.

He spoke about empathy as the foundation for any real change and challenged the students to take on attributes of his keyword FLUTE – Forgiveness, Love, Understanding, Tolerance and Empathy.

Looking at Sorry Day and reconciliation, the students explored how they are able to impact and transform the world through their own actions.

Throughout the retreat students were able to share a special day with their peers and homeroom teachers as they reflected on the retreat theme ‘Called by God to be Agents of Change in the Year of Youth’.

The retreat finished with a Mass celebrated by Father Rodrigo.

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