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Homelessness Awareness Week 2020: Tevlin House

Blanket knitting for Matt Talbot hostel

From Tevlin House

We need to improve our understanding of homelessness and take collective action for the figures to be reduced. Last week, during National Homelessness Week, our students were challenged to increase their awareness of some of the specific types, causes and impacts of the issue within our community.

Boys engaged with interactive videos from SBS series Filthy Rich and Homeless in wellbeing and class groups. Groups also discussed a series of myths vs facts and joined in on a Kahoot quiz on homelessness in Australia. These aimed to increase awareness in students to realise the types and causes of homelessness – breaking down myths and opening up compassion around the causes and difficult experiences. Congratulations to the top 3 groups in the quiz: Conlon (1st), Tevlin (2nd) and Class 6 Gold (3rd).

As you know, over 20 boys from the Duke of Edinburgh Group and Tevlin House are creating a large blanket for the Matthew Hostel. Students are knitting the blanket during lunchtimes in the library. They have been enthusiastic about learning the skills required and thankful for the organisation and tuition from Ms Brown, Ms Ayre and Ms Oates. It will be a truly satisfying result on completion.