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The visit provided the opportunity to remove social isolation, challenge beliefs, build tolerance and understand the way conflict can arise through prejudice. It was also an opportunity for teenagers from really different backgrounds to just hang out together in a safe and supportive environment.
Karen Connell, Principal Wollumbin High
All stakeholders involved have discovered that Bondi Beach and Granville South have more in common than what first meets the eye.
Students, teachers and parents have developed their knowledge of Australia's multicultural society, investigating cultural identities through pen pals, with the program presenting many opportunities to break down and understand stereotypes associated with different cultures.
Teacher, Bondi Beach Public School