Andy Saunders Visits St Columba Anglican School

Students in Years 8, 9, and 10 have undertaken a series of workshops designed to educate our students on what racism looks like within modern society, and that racism or any other form of discrimination or bullying, has no place within our school, community, or Country. 

Students were shown the documentary film ‘The Final Quarter’. The Film is a 2019 Australian documentary about the final stages of the Australian football career of Adam Goodes, during which he was the target of repeated booing and racist vilification by opposition fans, members of the media and parts of the Australian community.

After viewing the documentary students heard from Comedian Andy Saunders and his lived experience as a proud Indigenous man of the Birpai Nation. Andy believes the best way to make the world a better place is through laughter. Andy has an extraordinary ability to use humour to break down barriers and stereotypes as well as provoke thought from the moment he walks onto the stage.

As a school, we hope that today will send a strong message to our students and local community, that racism has no place here. As Martin Luther King once famously said, “The time is always right, to do what is right. You could start right now by doing a small part to treat people with dignity, courtesy and respect.”

Mr Chris Tejcek
Indigenous Liaison Officer

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