ROCHESTER Secondary College plans to visit the Courage to Care Education Program in Shepparton next week.
The program brings important messages to Victorians, in particular secondary school students, through a free travelling program which features a state-of-the-art interactive multimedia exhibition.
This month the program is setting up shop in Shepparton for all to see.
In a dynamic program using stories from the Holocaust and examples of extraordinary acts of ordinary people, Victorians learn about the consequences of unfettered racism, prejudice, bullying and bystander behaviour.
The Shepparton Program will engage and deliver this message to more than 1000 secondary students from 14 different schools across the region.
Over the past 26 years, more than 130,000 Victorian students have participated in this award-winning program that applies directly to the national school curriculum, expanding students’ understanding of their class work.
The program is delivered throughout Victoria by a team of trained volunteers.
At each exhibition, Courage to Care honours a local hero, an ordinary member of the local community who has taken positive action as an Upstander.
Individuals are nominated for their acts of selflessness and moral or personal courage.
The program will run from June 17-28 at the St Luke’s Catholic Primary School Hall in Shepparton.
Guided viewing of the exhibition is offered free to the general public.
All viewings for individuals and groups are by arrangement and are conducted outside of school programs.