The Salvation Army

Year 10's Doorways Tour

On Tuesday 18th June, the Bilu and Budjar Mentor Groups travelled to Perth to participate in the Service Learning program, as part of the Salvation Army organisation that concerns themselves with the prospects of homelessness. After a cheerful drive up to the city and a quick introduction by the Salvation Army co-ordinators, we broke off into our two respective Mentor Groups to start our activities for the day.

As we journeyed though the streets of Perth we were given the opportunity to tour the facilities that the Salvation Army has to offer, including the Emergency Relief and Family Support services, a drug and alcohol intervention centre, the Salvation Army headquarters and a men's homelessness shelter.

We were able to get a valuable insight into the risks and potential affects of drugs and alcohol use and the reality of financial pressures on so many in our society, how these factors effect homelessness and how the Salvation Army is assisting those needs.

This was an insightful and eye-opening day that Darren and Peter from the Salvation Army organised for us, it made us realise how much we take for granted and that we should appreciate what we have. Bailey Thompson—Year 10 Bilu

Red Shield Appeal

We do our Red Shield Door Knock appeal a little differently, which is by way of a Sausage Sizzle for staff and students on our Inter-house Athletics Carnival Day.