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Year 9 Humanities Crossroads trip

Posted: February 27, 2015

On 11 February, the Y9 students went on a Humanities trip to Crossroads to participate in a simulation called ‘Struggle for Survival’ as part of our study on inequalities in development. The simulation was based on the real life struggles of a woman living with her mother and nine children in an urban slum in Bangladesh. The students really got into the role – some ‘families’ were able to survive and saved enough to send a child to school, while others ended up destitute and ‘living under the bridge’ as they owed money to a loan shark. The presenter gave an impassioned and engaging talk on the reality of poverty for over half the world’s population. Hopefully, the students now have a deeper understanding of the complexities of living in, and trying to get out of, poverty.