A few weeks ago we had a guest speaker to our class. He is a lawyer who works in Melbourne, and he visited us to talk about refugees and the laws around seeking asylum.
When he first arrived, we were very quiet because we had never spoken to a lawyer before, but we soon started talking again. We had some very interesting discussions about refugees and how they can be supported when entering Australia.
Our guest spoke briefly about his experiences working with refugees and then we worked on an activity where we had to decide what we would do if our family was in danger and we had to flee the country.
While not all of us agreed about how we would escape, we had very good conversations, using evidence to back up our opinions. It was very good for our book drive, and helped us understand the people who the books are going to.
Have you ever had any good guest visitors? What did they speak about?
What do you know about refugees?