Building Bridges Project

On Wednesday 7 August, the College was proud to host the second Building Bridges workshop for the year which saw students from the Australian Islamic College, Carmel School and Carey Baptist College come together to foster harmony, friendship and gain a clearer understanding of each other’s beliefs and culture.

The day began with a concentric circle activity in which the students engaged in a “speed dating” style of dialogue, providing the opportunity for each student to talk to around 25 different students in half an hour.

Following the concentric circle activity, the students enjoyed refreshments and then engaged in small group discussions, which gave them the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of each other’s beliefs and in so doing, to discover that they have more in common, than they previously thought.

It is very rewarding to observe the students take on the challenge of Building Bridges, collaborate with each other, create dialogue and relationship and celebrate their newfound understandings and friendships throughout the Building Bridges Project.

Jenny Lindsay, Social Justice Mentor