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Salvos Schools Victoria provides educational workshops and opportunities for school students. Aligned with curriculum, the following programs will engage your students in social justice education and introduce service-learning with The Salvation Army.

COVID-19: We are currently taking bookings for all programs (including excursions, incursions and online opportunities).

Youth Homelessness City Tour

Learn about The Salvation Army’s response to homelessness, on-location. Join us as we use a range of activities to challenge stereotypes and support students to better understand the drivers of homelessness in Australia. This program involves a walking tour of Melbourne’s CBD, where students will hear stories that evoke empathy and empower young people to see social justice. This meaningful experiential learning program is curriculum aligned and suits a range of learning units, including the Year 9 City Experience and the VCAL Personal Development Skills strand. 

Level: Secondary (Year 8+) 
Location: Bourke St, Melbourne CBD 
Attendees: 25 students per tour (two tours can be facilitated concurrently)
Duration: 120 minutes 

Poverty & Inequality

In this incursion, students explore experiences of poverty in Australia and consider the drivers of inequality. An interactive budgeting activity stimulates discussion about hardship and the cycle of poverty. Students learn about The Salvation Army’s work to interrupt this cycle and are encouraged to apply a justice lens and act compassionately.

Level: Secondary (Year 9 +)
Location: In school 
Attendees: 15 - 50 students 
Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

ABCD – Economy in the classroom

In this highly participatory simulation activity, the classroom becomes representative of society and income inequality in Australia. Each student follows the life and financial position of someone over a three-month period. Students consider the factors that influence an individual’s financial situation and ability to secure housing and everyday necessities. We conclude by exploring the impact of social support and how young people can contribute to a more equitable society.   

Level: Secondary (Years 8+)  
Location: In school  
Attendees: 12 - 30 students  
Duration: 90 - 120 minutes

Community and Caring

This primary school program introduces the Salvation Army and encourages young people to recognise their social impact. Using a range of fun activities and videos, students explore the concept of ‘caring’ and the ways that children and young people can positively support their communities and contribute to social change.

Level: Primary (Grades 4-6) 
Location: In school 
Attendees: 25 - 50 students 
Duration: 45 minutes 

Flexible learning opportunities

Is your school located in regional or rural Victoria? Talk to us about opportunities for online workshops, incursions and face-to-face programs with your nearest Salvation Army Centre. 
If you are looking for an education opportunity that is not listed above, please contact our Schools Engagement Manager to discuss how The Salvation Army may be able to support you. 

“Not only have you changed my view on homelessness, but you’ve made me want to help out because everyone can make a difference. So, thank you for educating me and making me think differently about homelessness.”  —Student 

If you are looking for an education opportunity that is not listed above, please contact our Schools Development Manager to discuss how The Salvation Army may be able to support you.


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