The Schools Reconciliation Challenge is our annual art competition for young people in NSW. The program targets educational institutions across NSW, providing educators with comprehensive teaching resources and activities around Reconciliation. It aims to use art as a vehicle for engagement in Reconciliation, assist educators to teach their students about Indigenous issues in an informed, meaningful and culturally sensitive manner, and foster respectful relationships between schools and local Aboriginal communities.
This year’s theme for the Schools Reconciliation Challenge is “Homegrown Heroes”. Students will learn about the ways that everyday Australians are working towards a reconciled Australia. We hope that students consider what it means to be a hero and are inspired by examples of men and women who dedicate their lives to creating a more inclusive Australia. In the classes developed from our kit, we hope that students will be motivated to become homegrown heroes themselves.
Download the 2015 e-kit here.