Designed to inspire confidence and encourage social engagement, Voice Your Voice is an initiative that allows students to explore a range of factors that contribute to social cohesion in communities, and identify topics and issues they can use to advocate for change.
A student lead program, Voice your Voice offers the chance for young people to come together and discuss social issues and develop a media campaign focused on a topic they believe is the most important to their community.
Suitable for Years 7-10 and VCAL students, the program is made up of three introductory workshops exploring communities, advocacy and ideation with students then participating in media workshops focusing on storyboarding, scripting, filming and editing.
At the end of the program students will be able to showcase their work at a presentation with family and friends invited to take part in the celebration of the student’s success and learning.
* Students will need access to devices for filming and editing.
“It was good to see students that have previously been disengaged in other classes passionately trying to persuade their peers to select their social change idea as the class focus.”
– Teacher, Voice your Voice participant
“Regardless of who you are or what you look like, we should all be treated the same. This has been an issue for hundreds of years and is still an issue today; we should be fighting for gender equality.”
– Student presentation in Ideation workshop