Some Food for Thought with Barry Heard Print E-mail
Written by Cain and Laura, Snowy River Campus Students, Term 3 2013   

Today was a good day. We had a Vietnam veteran come to SRC and talk about his life experiences. At first, he spoke about his teenage years growing up in the Omeo/Swifts Creek region. He told us about his amazing dog Rover. Then he went on to talk about his 2 years serving at Vietnam and how horrible it was. After that, he spoke about how it was after the war and how everyone hated Vietnam veterans and didn’t help with the war effort. He then spoke about his four books and let us put our names down to buy them.

He was an amazing man and a very, very, very inspirational person………all in all it was a fantastic time listening to him but I won’t spoil it for any future leaders coming to SRC.

By Cain

Later on in the day, we played an activity which represented wealth, poverty and hunger in third world countries. We were separated into three groups. There were four wealthy people, six middle class people and the rest of us were in poverty. We each ate lunch according to our role. It was an interesting activity and made us all think a bit more about wealth and poverty.

By Laura

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Thank you for reading this. I hope future students look forward to this day.
Cain - Numurkah SC and Laura - Alexandra SC.


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