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Sleep Out for the Salvos

News

4 June 2021

Sleep Out for the Salvos

Sleep Out for the Salvos

A group of thirty-five courageous Year 11 and 12 Scotch College students and staff braved the cold last Friday night to participate in the inaugural Scotchie Sleep Out for The Salvos. 

The Sleepout is a component of the annual Red Shield Appeal (RSA). The RSA raises crucial funds for The Salvation Army’s vast network of community services and social programs, serving vulnerable Aussies every day.  The Salvos Sleep Out is traditionally held at the Unley Memorial Gardens, however this year we hosted our own at Scotch. The Senior School students slept out in the Webb Science quad on Torrens Park campus. Guest speakers from The Salvation Army addressed the group which further deepened our understanding of homelessness.

Service Learning is an integral component of the holistic education at Scotch College and provides a values-based, holistic experience for students which enhances their wellbeing. Such experiential learning activities provide students with opportunities to develop civic engagement skills. By participating in the Sleepout and the Red Shield Appeal – physically and digitally, through engaging with community members, our students enhanced their group, organisational and interpersonal skills. 

According to Issy Jantzen, our Year 12 Community and Partnerships student leader - ‘I think that it’s important to recognise the reality of others in less-fortunate situations to our own and in turn develop a sense of empathy towards these. Using our motivation to make a positive impact not only benefits the community but is also beneficial to our own lives, developing a sense of greater community and self-worth’.

Although the sleepout experience was cold and uncomfortable, the senior students who participated gained a deeper understanding of homelessness and the challenges facing many Aussies. Our students reflected on gaining a better understanding of themselves and their responsibility to contribute to their community. Students reported developing resilience and self-confidence and further enhanced their commitment to giving back to their community. According to the students, experiencing a night of discomfort to raise Red Shield Appeal funds to help transform others’ lives, was well worth it!

In addition to the Sleepout, over the past two weekends, over 180 Scotch students, from Year 7-12, participated in the physical RSA doorknock. Students, proudly dressed in their Scotch uniform, collected donations from the community on behalf of the Salvos. 

Our Sleepout event alone raised $8,124. An impressive amount which will help the Salvos in their efforts to leave no one in need. We will soon let you know how much was raised by Scotchies through the RSA doorknock.

Tracey Wallace
Service Learning Coordinator