Alex and Ellie’ student leader blog Print E-mail

Did you know that 10% of the world’s population owns 90% of the world’s wealth?

This is one of the mind blowing facts we learnt yesterday as for we put ourselves in the shoes of the less fortunate. At lunch time we got put into random groups that represented the wealthy and the less fortunate. There were 4 wealthy people who got a three course meal and a fully dined table and there were 5 henchmen who sent the less fortunate people into jail if they complained about the food and there were 2 waiters who served the fortunate people.

The rest of us were the less fortunate - we had to sit on the floor in our “families” with our “house” made out of butcher’s paper. Alex and I were a family and between us we had to share 1 bowl of rice that we ate with our hands. This was a huge shock to the whole community and it was a real eye opener to how lucky we are.

It was surprising to see how many people complained but for many people around the world this is their everyday life style.

Alex and Ellie


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School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) initiative offering a unique residential education experience for year nine students. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects sourced from students' home regions. There are four campuses in iconic locations across Victoria. The Alpine School Campus is located at Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps. Snowy River Campus is near the mouth of the Snowy River at Marlo in east Gippsland. The third site is adjacent to Mount Noorat near Camperdown in Victoria’s Western District, and is called Gnurad-Gundidj. After consultation with the local aboriginal community, this name represents both the indigenous name of the local area and an interpretation of the statement "belonging to this place". Our fourth and newest campus, currently known as the Don Valley Campus is located at Don Valley, Yarra Ranges.
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