Social Cohesion Through Education

The Social Cohesion Through Education (SCTE) project supports schools to implement place-based initiatives to enhance partnerships with families, community leaders and organisations in Broadmeadows.

This project is being designed and delivered by Banksia Gardens Community Services and aims to enhance partnerships between young people, their families, community leaders and organisations.

Working closely with schools and community to build upon existing partnerships, the SCTE program will enhance links between key local services through a co-design approach decided at the local level.
Local schools will be part of a community of practice to share evidence-based strategies and share resources and support beyond the pilot, contributing to the sustainability of initiatives.

A range of activities aimed at enhancing social cohesion are being offered across the participating schools in Broadmeadows, including the Human after All project.

A range of activities aimed at enhancing social cohesion are being offered across the participating schools in Broadmeadows, including the Human after All project.


Human after All

SCTE - Beltana

The Human after All project enhances social cohesion and community resilience by creating spaces for different community groups to get together and learn from each other.

As part of the project, four short interviews have been created exploring the life experiences of four local ambassadors. These short films will be presented to grade 5-6 and 7-8 classes, with the ambassador in attendance to participate in a ‘Q&A’ session with students and teachers.
Students are then guided by a professional artist to draw on material that emerges from these conversations to generate creative output. Sessions will focus on different creative mediums including; drama, painting, collage, dance, photography or video.

Through this process, responsive art work will be created exploring important themes including resilience, oppression, courage, respect and compassion. The work generated across the participating schools will then be exhibited and performed at a wider community event.

Contact:

For more information about SCTE, please contact Naomi Brouwer.
Tel: 9309 8531
Email: Naomi.b@banksiagardens.org.au