THE Oberon High School Community and Family Studies (CAFS) class travelled to Parramatta last week to watch the documentary Constance On The Edge.
The CAFS course requires the students to demonstrate a broad understanding of a variety of people within our nation.
The documentary featured Constance, a refugee from Sudan, in a case study that relates directly to their HSC studies. Following the documentary, the themes of communities, families, individuals and community connectedness were discussed with Constance herself.
“During the film we experienced a lot of emotions that were impacted from Constance’s stories of both her and her family’s new beginnings in Australia,” Olivia Sullivan said.
“I was so proud of them,” said Mrs Pringle, their teacher. “They displayed maturity and empathy during the documentary which included some confronting images and stories.”
“We’ve gained respect for all cultures and understand that multiculturalism is very much an important part of Australian society,” Ray Sargent and Patrick Foran said.
After the documentary and discussion, the students enjoyed indoor rock climbing. They all gained a heightened sense of self-esteem and achievement; a positive way to end an emotionally draining day.