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One Million Stars to End Violence Campaign

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Sat, June 17, 2017

In March this year, Sheldon College students pledged to participate in the One Million Stars to End Violence Campaign, started by Maryann Talia Pau. This campaign encourages members of the community to weave stars to show their commitment to end violence.

This will culminate in an installation to be featured at the Museum of Brisbane in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

A small group of students from the College has been meeting each Thursday afternoon to weave stars for this campaign. These stars were presented to Maryann Talia Pau on Friday 16 June at the final assembly for Term 2.

With the help of community members who have come along each week to share in our Sheldon College commitment, the school officially presented 1,000 stars to Maryann for this campaign. To have created this many stars in 3 months is a phenomenal achievement. The Community team have woven approximately 70-80 stars each week to achieve their goal.

Mrs Heiner would particularly like to thank the ladies from the local community for their support, especially Kim Hitchcock for organising these ladies to come along each week and for donating much of the ribbon for the weaving project. One community member, Joyce, has also worked tirelessly to ensure the ribbon is cut to measurement ready for us each week and has helped Kim Hitchcock to display the stars ready for the presentation on Assembly.

The rapport that has been established between the students and the ladies from the community has resulted in a commitment to continue this community service group in Semester 2. Projects planned include knitting or crocheting for the homeless, sewing pouches for injured wildlife and preparing cards for a local nursing home.

This shows the College’s keen commitment to help others but also to not tolerate bullying in our College or violence in our community.