Culture and Diversity in the Classroom

Culture and Diversity in the Classroom

Build understanding of the refugee experience in your school 

SCARF’s Culture and Diversity in the Classroom program aims to build understanding of the refugee experience. Our community educators from refugee and non-refugee backgrounds are experienced in delivering tailored presentations for primary school students, high school students and teachers.

 

Through interactive activities, students are invited to walk in another person’s shoes, connecting with the experiences refugee entrants face. This can help to challenge misconceptions, build empathy and encourage inclusion. Students will learn how we each can play a role in creating more welcoming communities by having positive and informed conversations and standing up against discrimination.

 

Through sharing personal stories and giving audiences the opportunity to learn about refugee journeys, we aim to provide positive connections between refugee entrants and the wider community to support social and economic inclusion. We promote the positive contribution that refugee entrants make to our community and our country.

Explore key topics such as:

  • Refugee journeys
  • Settlement experiences
  • Culture and diversity
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Social justice
  • Bystander anti-racism
  • Myths and stereotypes
  • Positive leadership

Book a Culture and Diversity session at your school

If you’d like to book the SCARF Diversity and Inclusion team for your school email inclusion.training@scarfsupport.org.au.

“Our school has had the great benefit of learning about human rights and how to build safe, supportive and inclusive communities from SCARF as they continue to be involved in our human rights and social justice initiatives. We are grateful for their involvement in our college community and highly recommend them to others wishing to engage in practical and compassionate ways so that those “Our school has had the great benefit of learning about human rights and how to build safe, supportive an inclusive communities from SCARF as they continue to be involved in our human rights and social justice initiatives. We are grateful for their involvement in our college community and highly recommend them to others wishing to engage in practical and compassionate ways so that those who have had a refugee experience can feel welcome and make their home among us”.

Judith Hurley, Director of Identity Edmund Rice College, Wollongong.

“Everyone loved it and I dare say it will be an experience no one will forget. The speakers talked about what is racism and how to stop it if you see it. Ellie talked about how we should be MAD – Make a Difference.”

Engadine High School studen