NT Schools....Hold a Hunger Banquet in Term 4!
Hold a Hunger Banquet in Term 4!
Can you believe in 2015, 1 in 9 people still go hungry?
Anytime in Term 4, your students can hold a lunchtime Hunger Banquet at your school, to get a first-hand taste of the inequalities in the world’s food system and learn what’s causing global hunger.
It’s a fun, eye-opening (and mouth-opening!) interactive project for students of all ages. Do it with your class, year level or even whole school.
The simple project is held in one lunchtime, to explore issues around food security, why global hunger still exists and what young Aussies can do to help make sure everyone has enough to eat.
Mapped to Australian Curriculum Geography for Years 6, 9 and 10, it’s also a great opportunity for cross-curricula engagement. Get your Geography, Home Ec/Food Tech and Hospitality students, and social justice group together for learning outcomes a-plenty!
But don’t just take our word for it! Last year, Lyndhurst Secondary College in Victoria, held Hunger Banquets with their Year 9s as part of a community engagement program, to gain event management, food preparation and service skills, as well as learn about the inequalities facing people around the globe. Read about their event here:http://oxf.am/ZqJU
Register today at http://my.oxfam.org.au/hunger_banquet
When you register we’ll send you a ‘How To Guide for Students’ to help them plan, organise and run the event themselves, with tips and ideas, posters, stories from the field, teaching materials and other goodies. Oxfam’s resources are easy-to-use, inspire discussion and reflection in creative ways, and balance the challenges posed with solutions and actions.
How does it work?
Students receive a character ticket which divides them into groups representing High-, Middle- and Low- income regions of the globe. They then receive meals similar to what people in those regions might get – but no matter the meal, it’s sure to be a lunch experience they will never forget!
Register now at http://my.oxfam.org.au/hunger_banquetto make sure your students are at the forefront of the movement to end hunger. Your school’s actions can create lasting change.
For more info, please contact: Annalise De Mel, Schools Program Coordinator – Oxfam Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9289 9390